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Old 05-02-2011, 09:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Wow! I never would have imagined that my first client would be a VBAC let alone with twins! Has anyone ever worked with a client planning for a VBAC with twins? Do you have any help suggestions for me and/or resources? I plan on talking to her about ICAN and possibly visiting a chapter with her.

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I've worked with a client going for a twin VBAC.  Definitely get her in touch with ICAN if she isn't already.  :)  Talk with her about optimal fetal positioning, including the option of the Webster chiropractic technique, and other techniques from spinningbabies.com - they can not only make her pregnancy more comfortable but hopefully prevent any issues with breech that might complicate things in the end.

 


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Awesome! I am so excited- thank you for those resources! 

Also- I have never been to a local ICAN chapter before- and in case she has not either, could you tell me a little about what she may expect going there? Thanks! 


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Well, looking at your location, she might be out of luck for an in-person meeting.  There are only two chapters in MI and the Ann Arbor one has a yahoo group but doesn't hold meetings - http://www.icanofannarbormi.org/

 

Maybe she wants to start a chapter in your area LOL


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Oh that is really unfortunate! Thanks for letting me know! Maybe we should start one...I'm sure alot of people would come in that area!

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A lot depends on where she is delivering. If she is in a hospital, you need to be really clear that she is going to be in the operating room, on a monitor with an epidural. So help her to labor at home as long as is reasonable. If she gets to the hospital at 3cm, she is likely to have a c-section.

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 If she is in a hospital, you need to be really clear that she is going to be in the operating room, on a monitor with an epidural. 

 

That really depends on the care provider.  That wasn't the case for my client at all.  She was on the monitors the whole time (pretty standard for vbac) but only moved to the OR for pushing, and only then because baby B was breech.  She did not have an epidural.
 

 


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I am glad to hear some more responses. I plan to talk to her about finding out what the hospital's and provider's policies are regarding VBACs and multiples. 


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