I need advice and/or support.
I am currently 34 1/2 weeks with b/g twins. Twin A has been breech for a long time. I haven't tried any techniques other than inversions at home to turn him. I had a dr. appt today and we talked about routine c/s because Twin A presenting breech. I asked if she would consider letting me attempt a vag. delivery and she said she would consider it but she gave me a list of major risks, which in her opinion greatly outweighed any benefit of a vag. birth.
Risks as she noted were: fetal death to one or both twins, injury to one or both babies, asphyxia, limb injury, spinal cord injuries, risk of urgent anesthetic for mother (general as I am planning no epidural), and finally a risk of needing a c/s for 2nd baby after vag. delivery of 1st in case of insufficient dilation.
So now I'm left wondering how to think or feel. I am wondering if I should just resign myself to the c/s even though the thought of it terrifies my and causes me great stresss. Yet to consider a vag. birth with all of these risks makes me feel selfish and that I am only thinking of myself and not caring about my babies. I really just want a vag. birth as these will my 3rd and 4th babies I've had uncomplicated natural births so far and that is all I long for again. I am tired of feeling stressed out about how to get these babies to turn and don't know if I have energy to run around town trying homeopathy, acupuncture and chiropractic techniques, not having a guarantee they will work.
Advice?? Anyone in the same boat? Is my doctor off of her rocker with these risks or are they valid? Why is it so much riskier having twin A breech than just a singleton breech baby - which my dr. has no problem with.