Join Date: May 2002
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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Congratulations on the birth of your girls!!
I am not a midwife- just an apprentice but here's my .02 worth:
Depending on where you live and what types of regulations there are (if any), it can be risky for midwives to attend twin births at home. In regulated places, midwives are generally allowed to attend low-risk moms... and you know that twins are not considered low-risk.
So if a midwife has to transport a mom with twins, it not only affects her, but all of the midwives in her community (because it looks bad- makes midwives look irresponsible).
It's a lame game, but real.
The same applies to VBACs, now that they are no longer considered acceptable.
That said, the midwife I work with has attended twins births. But she makes it clear to the parents that in the event of transport, she can't come with them.
Anyhow, that's a little bit of insight from my perspective.
Good luck with your baby girls!!