Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Rural Canada - peaceful prairie
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Wishing you the resolve to do what you think is best. . . just in case it happens to be different than the docs suggestions! (Ha, ha, ha)
I don't have personal experience for you about the weights, as my second twin was 1/2 pound smaller. But I certainly can concur with other posters about the inaccuracy of ultrasound measurements. Our perinatologist expected our boys to be around 5-5.5lb. They were 7 and 7.5. I also know a woman who was sectioned strictly b/c they said she'd never be able to birth that HUGE +10lb baby inside. The baby was about 8lbs.
And I echo the sentiments that c-section simply b/c they THINK Twin B is bigger is a bnuch of horse-pucky. Why would anyone think a woman couldn't birth a large baby that's a second twin, simply b/c the first baby is smaller? Women birth large singletons all the time (my other kids were 10lb, 9lb, and 11lb) and those situations don't have the advantage of a first baby "paving the way" as they call it.
I also send support your way that you are on the right track to be concerned about a 38-week delivery just for the heck of it. There's true obstetrical emergencies, and then there's lots of bad advice and intimidation. Twins aren't any less-deserving than singletons of having the advantages of growing and maturing in your womb until they signal readiness to be born (ie. by labour starting naturally).
Six kids, sixth sense, six degrees of separation. . . from sanity!
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".