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I thought this would be interesting to see everyone's experiences. Mine were born naturally 1 hour and 1 minute apart.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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Seven minutes.

K was vertex at 12:28 a.m. and O was double footling breech extraction at 12:35 a.m. (after attempting to come feet first with a fist...)
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Six minutes.

Natasha was sunny side up and Nathan was face down. I was overcome with the urge to push and Nathan practically fell out. I guess the fact that he was 1.5 pounds lighter than his sister might have something to do with his quick arrival.
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Mine were born thirteen minutes apart--one at 11:58 p.m. and one at 12:11 a.m., so they have separate birthdays. They were just shy of 33 weeks and tiny: 3 lbs 15 oz and 4 lbs 4 oz, so they were easy to push out. It was a quick and strange labor, as I was supposed to be keeping them in.
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7 minutes apart, natural hospital birth.
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Mine came by c-section. They were 4 minutes apart. DS was second, and they rushed to get him out because they believed he was in distress. He was; he didn't breathe well on his own for three hours after his birth.

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10 minutes (natural home water birth). Cate was heavier than Colette, but only by 2 ounces.
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1 minute -- emergency c-section...

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mine was an emergency c-section - 2 minutes apart.

My SIL had hers about an hour apart - baby a was vertex & baby b was frank breech

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Mine were about 9 minutes. On the birth certificate it says 2 minutes, but my mom was with me and we both know it was way longer than that, we estimate it at 9 minutes. I pushed out baby A and said something like, "Okay, I'm done, I want to go home now!" and then had to be convinced to push out baby B (feet-first breech).

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1 minute apart, emergency c-section.

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36 minutes apart, Lillian was born vaginally, then I was wheeled next-door to the OR for a non-emergent, but still medically necessary (you don't mess around much at 29 weeks) c-section for Kate, my little contortionist.

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Old 12-24-2007, 02:33 AM
 
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8 minutes apart. and the second baby was posterior, bigger, and still in her sac. homebirth

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Vag birth at 29 weeks, 6 minutes apart. Becka was vertex and Kate was frank breech.
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Both born vaginally 4 hours apart.
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7 minutes apart - vaginal birth in a hospital (both vertex).
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1 1/2 hours between at an intervention free hospital birth.... no one was telling me to push so I moved around patiently(or not!) until DD #2 was ready to be pushed out....

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47 min. It was long enough to let me snuggle with baby A. Once she started nursing though, I knew things would move quickly enough. Baby B came quickly once my contractions started up again. The placenta was harder to deliver than my tiny (6lb 9 oz) baby B. Maybe cause I was just done with the whole thing and ready to move on!

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2 minutes - C-sec.
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35 minutes.KK was vertex,born at 0809 and CC was a frank breech born at 0844.

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Born naturally in the hospital 14 minutes apart. Baby A was vertex. Baby B footling breech.

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Mine were born about 5 1/2 hours apart! Furie was a natural birth, and Fenix came via c-section because she wouldn't descend at all and the drs. feared infection, so...A couple of hours after Furie was born the drs and nurses started disappearing, and one of the obs said he had never seen so much time between twin births before. If only he knew...
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58 minutes - I remember expecting it to be about 15!
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4 minutes

E was vertex, J was breech extraction. I remember thinking after E came out that I would have a little time to relax, but then the doc was pulling J out.

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2 hours & 32 minutes.

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3 minutes- 0303 and 0306. homebirth labor turned transfer hospital c-section. double footling breech- the resident tried to pull two feet out until she realized they belonged to two seperate babies and had to put one leg back in and find a match for the other. she got DS, but DD got freaked out by that and pulled her legs up high, so it took a little effort to get her out next. hence 3 min vs. like 1 min.

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3 minutes: home waterbirth Chloe (baby B) came out like a rocket. i could have used a break but I always joked she would have come first if she could have shoved her sis out of the way.
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10 min, but Rena (twin B) was an emergancy extraction (vacuum, she was vertex but flatlined).

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Mine were 12 minutes apart and a home waterbirth. Baby A was head first but LOP so pushing him out was a bit hard, but baby B shot out. He must have got a slight shock and breathed in some fluids, as he didn't breath on his own right away my midwife had to breath into his mouth to get him started.
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