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post #21 of 34
Mine were 12 min. apart - I told the dr. after having the first, that i'd have to regroup before pushing the second.
post #22 of 34
Mine were 7 minutes apart -- Twin A vertex, Twin B double footling breech.
post #23 of 34
Mine were also 7 minutes apart--both vertex & OP. Nothing done to 'rush' the 2nd one.
post #24 of 34
2 hours & 32 minutes for mine. I really think that management of the birth can contribute a great deal to Baby B being born so fast after Baby A. I had a homebirth and there was no pressure to speed things along, so he was born when he was good & ready. I believe that most of that time was spent in labor (maybe a 10-15 min break?).
post #25 of 34
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I really think that management of the birth can contribute a great deal to Baby B being born so fast after Baby A. I had a homebirth and there was no pressure to speed things along, so he was born when he was good & ready.
I'm sure that's true of some cases, but not all. Baby A arrived before the midwife got there (she was just pulling into the driveway) and Baby B came totally on her own within ten minutes of Baby A.

That said, my entire labor with both was incredibly fast. The midwife would not have made it for either one if I hadn't tested positive for Group B Strep. My water broke at 2:30 a.m., and by the time I called her a little over an hour later, my contractions didn't feel very strong. However, I called her since they were close together, and with the Group B strep thing, we thought I should try to get on antibiotics earlier in labor. We've said that it was really good we were planning on a homebirth--if not, it would have for sure been a car birth!
post #26 of 34
michellyn - I agree. I didn't mean to imply (if I did) that this was always true.

FWIW, my twin births were also very fast. 41 min from the first contraction for baby A and then (like I said), another 2 1/2 hours for the next baby.
post #27 of 34
My brothers were 1.5 hours apart (IIRC) and they were a natural, non induced, hospital managed, VBAC.
post #28 of 34
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FWIW, my twin births were also very fast. 41 min from the first contraction for baby A and then (like I said), another 2 1/2 hours for the next baby.
Isn't it amazing (and wonderful!) how fast birth can go sometimes? I wish everyone's birth experience could be as great as my last three babies' births were. It makes me want to have another baby, just for the chance to give birth --okay, I guess I've gone off the deep end now

Michelle G.
post #29 of 34
Mine were 7 min. apart. The whole labor thing depends if you count the sorta contractions that were coming in for weeks or when she broke my water. If I calculate from when my Dr. broke my water, it's 17 min. IN ALL. Broke my water à 3PM, told me to tell her when I was ready to push 1st baby, 3:10 he was out. 3:17 other was out. I felt him descend and go through *amazing* feeling


I have a friend who was 5 hours between babies. Her cervix closed and she had to wait for the second baby to decide to come. Luckily, her doc was quite not to interventive (?) and didn't call a C-sec and she got to deliver baby 2 naturally too...
post #30 of 34
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2 hours & 32 minutes for mine. I really think that management of the birth can contribute a great deal to Baby B being born so fast after Baby A. I had a homebirth and there was no pressure to speed things along, so he was born when he was good & ready. I believe that most of that time was spent in labor (maybe a 10-15 min break?).
I don't know. If you look at all of these responses there is great variability and it doesn't seem based on birth setting. Not saying that they would let many people go long in the hospital, but of the twin homebirthers I know (me included) there is tons of variation in when Baby B came. If anything, I felt that the fact that I was relaxed and in a comfortable (hand/knees) position helped Baby B come faster.
post #31 of 34
mine were 16mins apart
post #32 of 34
My sister and I were 26 minutes apart, I think they actually gave my mom something to start contractions again cuz they stopped after I was born
post #33 of 34
Mine were 14 minutes apart but I was pushing without an urge for the second twin due to a hand presentation. It would have likely been a longer break between babies if I had been able to wait for the urge.
post #34 of 34
One hour and eleven minutes seperates my boys. There was an internal version done during this time. My husband says the version took about 45 minutes I have no recollection or understanding of time at that point. It only seemed like about 15 minutes.
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