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#1 of 9 Old 03-16-2007, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been inspired and decided to call a local midwife. She's fine with delivering twins (although she'll have a more experienced midwife consult as well as she hasn't delivered alot of twins, but has doula'd for alot.). She's not worried about my gestational diabetes, my weight or what presentation they are in! I'm so excited I could cry! Has anyone homebirthed twins successfully? I'd love to hear stories.

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There's a thread I started a few months ago when I was first starting my twin birth research, and it has ALL SORTS of twin birth stories on it, including twin homebirths. I'll see if I can find it and bump it for you.

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Yep, I have. My story is linked below in my sig line. It was a really great experience (I have pictures in there too - check it out ).

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2+twins: Your story is amazing! Did you use a nurse, professional, or lay midwife for their birth? I really hope to have as beautiful an experience and you did!

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LM's. You can do it!

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I just added my birth story to the other birth thread. My mw was a cnm and actually had said she would not do twins and she never has but mine came so fast we never called the other mw that had agreed to do twins.
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Don't mean to be a downer here -- but you might reconsider HB if baby A is breech. There isn't much room for a version when you've got two in there, and it is substantially riskier for both babes when the first is breech.

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I support c-section for a baby A breech situation unless they are in a frank breech position. My main concern is not being allowed to deliver vaginally if baby B is breech but baby A is vertex.

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My OB (the best OB option here) said he'd only "allow" vaginal birth if both babies are vertex. Sooo, that's why we have our UC plans. I'm comfortable with Baby A being breech, but this is my 3rd pregnancy, never a birthing complication, and average sized babies. And why would I go to see the OB for a vertex/vertex, when that's totally doable at home?!

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