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Old 12-27-2007, 01:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have had 2 births, both beautiful homebirths. We just found out we are expecting twins. Are there any twin birth stories out there? I am wanting a vaginal birth. We are undecided yet about where...
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Welcome! And congrats on your twins!

Check out the "Parenting Multiples" subforum (under "Parenting"). Many of the twins moms have had homebirths, one mom recently had a UC!

My twins were born in a hospital (due to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) but they were both born vaginally. They are almost 5yo now.

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Thanks for the pointer. I will head over there and see what I can find out!
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you should watch Psalm & Zoya: The unassisted homebirth of twins. It is my favorite birth movie!
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Hi Likeniceweather, I was a in your shoes just a year ago. I had a picture perfect HB with my first DD and then i found out at 20 weeks that we were carrying twins and that no MW in my state would take them, let alone HB them. I was angry, devasted, and heartbroken. I interviewed 20+ OB's and bawled my way home in car after car. I gave up and switched to an OB/MW team at a hospital - she she turned out to be a wolf in sheeps clothes and I KNEW my heart couldn;t do this. It was a long struggle. is tarted a notebook and called every last resource I could find and I asked for help from anyone who would listen. I decided there HAD to be a way. I eventually found a traveling MW and a lay MW 2 hours away that would assist her. I had a lot of other "helpers" for things I needed who remained anonymous along the way (CPM's and direct entry MW's are A-legal in our state and the CNM's don't take twins in any setting). i delivered my twins at home in water at 39 weeks. They weighed 7lbs 6oz and 7lbs 4oz - both girls.

I will help you in any way I can PM me if you like. In the mean time read the Book: Having Twins by Elizabeth Noble and start eating protien like MAD you can do this. Where there is a will there is a way.

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Thanks Erika,
Right now I am eating whatever I can keep down. The naseau is overwhelming. Blah! I have been trying to eat protein as I can. I am a veg but I do dairy and eggs... I will eat as much as I can and I am sure as the naseau and vomiting pass, I can do better. I will check out Nobels book. I saw her birth video before my 1st was born which we enjoyed. I didnt realize she had a book on twins. Than you for your support. I am really glad I found this site! I automatically assumed a hospital birth when we found out twins but now I am feeling like HB may be my comfort zone, because all these stories are telling me "Yes I can!" Thanks again!!!!
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I had my twins at "home." Like Erika, there was nobody in my state who could take me on. I found an out-of-state midwife who took me on. At 36 weeks, I relocated to a temporary rental home in another state, and my babies were born there at 38 1/2 weeks. It can be done, if you're determined!

I second checking out the Parenting Multiples forum.

Congrats on the twins!

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I have assisted my midwife with five twin homebirths. All were just wonderful and included frank and footling second twins in a couple. I have had twins twice and wished for homebirth but first time couldn't find anyone to help, second time was planned at home but we went preterm 9 weeks early because of one baby being very sick/disabled. That said, if I ever had twins again I would still plan homebirth and do so if I could get to term. The key is finding a great twin experienced midwife! And keeping them in until 36 weeks (my midwife's protocol) or 37 by some midwives standards.
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I am glad you posted. I have 4 friends with twins. I have started getting birth stories and they ALL had sections! I am started to be dishartened. (2 or the sets were in the NICU too I just want what you did!
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I just watched your video YOU ARE AMAZING-GO GIRL! I am so glad you posted!!!
Just curious your 1st son- were you GBS - or +? (That has always been another thing in the back of my head) I have always ben - but if I were + would I try to do the ABX at home for the HB.
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We are on the search. My midwife who helped with the last birth has only done 1 twin HB, she is calling around for me. I am keeping my fingers xed.
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I had my twins at home almost 2 years ago. I had also had my first 2 at home and didn't want to do it any other way. There's a link to my birth story with them in my siggy!

Mama to four remarkable kiddos, all born at home.
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Thanks Erika,
Right now I am eating whatever I can keep down. The naseau is overwhelming. Blah! I have been trying to eat protein as I can. I am a veg but I do dairy and eggs... I will eat as much as I can and I am sure as the naseau and vomiting pass, I can do better. I will check out Nobels book. I saw her birth video before my 1st was born which we enjoyed. I didnt realize she had a book on twins. Than you for your support. I am really glad I found this site! I automatically assumed a hospital birth when we found out twins but now I am feeling like HB may be my comfort zone, because all these stories are telling me "Yes I can!" Thanks again!!!!

Re nausea: Daily vitamin B 12 shots - 1cc. You can gradually cut back as the nausea recedes. I cut back to every third day, then once a week and now I do about every two to three weeks. It also helped with energy. By mouth B12 won't work though. My hb midwife had access to get me a bottle of B12 and enough syringes to have my husband do it for me at home.
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I have had 2 births, both beautiful homebirths. We just found out we are expecting twins. Are there any twin birth stories out there? I am wanting a vaginal birth. We are undecided yet about where...
By all means,, PLEASE have them at home. My preceptor has done about 6 sets so far, and I have been a doula for a set born in the hospital vaginally(and they went full term). Robin Elise Weiss is the moderator for pregnancy.about.com and she had her 5&6th babies at home, and she was also a VBAC, i believe...she has also had another baby since then. Keep looking to find a midwife who will take you(preferably a CPM(certified professional midwife); most hospitals will cut you open automatically and the hospital policies wont allow most CNMs to do either homebirhts or twins...its a shame too, cuz i think homebirth is better for the babies!
Gail Sforza Brewer Krebs (former wife of the late Dr. Tom Brewer ) had her 8&9 lb babies in a birth center, (I believe)....and in the back of one of her books it has the birth story with pictures.I think it was the Pregnancy after 30 workbook...
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I assume it is via prescription only then? I will have to ask about that. I have never heard of that did it really help a lot???
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Thanks for the encouragement. I really *want* to have them home now. Now its about finding support to do it. DH and is on board too.
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I loved your story and the photos. I want to do what you did! (Minus feeling like he was clawing from the inside out!!! -ouch!! ) And how awesome the were both vertex! I really hope I can find the support to do it too! Your story is awesome. Thank you.
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Have you joined the July DDC yet? A few mamas are preg with twins so far. I heard the August 2006 DDC has 9 sets of twins, some born at home, so you could always read through the DDC archive for their stories.

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You might want to go to the Birth Stories subforum and do a "twin" key word search. And triplets, too

I have retired from administration work, so if you have a question about anything MDC-related, please contact Cynthia Mosher. Thanks!
 
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