Originally Posted by msrog
Welcome! How did your birth go, were you able to keep it natural? It's been frustrating hearing all the things they won't let you do...
Hmm....well I tried to go natural tho they did talk me into an epi (which didn't work btw!
) in case something happened during the birth and they needed to do an emergency C. In the end it was for naught tho! When twin A was born with 20 minutes of pushing, Twin B decided he wanted no part of the trip and went and hid!!! Couldnt find a heartbeat or any sign of him at all! LOL, to this day he still loves to crawl under things and "hid"!
As the epi didnt work, my pedi was frantic! The anethesiologist was gone too! IT was chaos and very very very frightening!! After 14 minutes
, he found B but wasnt sure if he had a foot or a hand; doc just gently pulled and my Baby B (Cole) was born feet first Luckily he was in good health and needed no intervention other than some oxygen for about 10 secs.
I also had to be induced with Pit - I was 38 weeks along and having PTL from 30weeks - around 34 weeks my health started to go down the tubes. No way was I getting a C if I could help it!! I was lucky in that the Pit had no negative effects and I was able to walk and pace and do everything "natural" until it came time to deliver. Course I was dragging around an IV and portable monitors for myself and the boys. Quite a site LOL By the time my water broke, they were able to stop the Pit as everything went pretty fast! I think I was on it for only 4 hours.
On the one hand, specifically in my situation - had everything worked with the Epi - it would have saved time when trying to deliver my Cole had they been able to do a quick C. I can honestly say that I believe going naturally with twins is probably not a good idea - just based on my experience! Of course you can always have the option to have an Epi on hand but then, precious time may be lost. Sometimes what seems good in theory may not be good in reality! I often get the hairyscaries when I think what could have happened had my doc not been able to find and "drag" out my baby!
Since then, I have done everything as natural as possible, with the exception of co-sleeping in the bed - they are beside the bed and are beginning to transition into their own room. I nursed them until about 3 weeks ago!!!