I'm planning a UC for my twins. Read lots and lots about twins (regarding birthing), but there's really not lots to read! So far, I have two questions that I have not found solid answers for, and no I won't need to worry about either immediately, but it's more a curiosity thing.
1. Palpating twins. I know how to palpate singletons, done it on myself and others, understand what I'm feeling, etc.. One of the few physical skills I can learn living over here. But twins? I know it's way too early and doesn't matter positions at this point, but how do you do it? What do you feel for? What strikes you as just way different from singleton. Maybe I'm making this too complex for myself, but it's just gotta be different.
2. Cutting the cords. After baby A is born, I've read many conflicting bits of information. Ranging from it's dangerous to not cut cord immediately to it's OK to wait. Supposedly type of twins is important for this, but can someone explain it better? FWIW, mine are (most likely) fraternal with their own placentas (slightly fused at 12 weeks) and own sacs.
TIA! My DH told me that one day when I'm a midwife, I'll really appreciate the first-hand experience of twin pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding!