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#1 of 20 Old 05-28-2010, 08:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't have a twin UC story, but I SURE WOULD LOVE to hear yours once it happens.

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I don't have a twin UC story, but I SURE WOULD LOVE to hear yours once it happens.
I'll definitely be back to share when it happens

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Here's mine... they'll be 3 in July. You're UCing twins in China? I did in Thailand... no midwives here and automatic C/S in hospital.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=717634

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Here's mine... they'll be 3 in July. You're UCing twins in China? I did in Thailand... no midwives here and automatic C/S in hospital.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=717634

Yeah, exact same situation. No midwives in my city and can't travel to Beijing or Shanghai so we're doing it ourselves because I hate that c-section is the automatic answer.

Thank you for sharing your awesome story!

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You're doing awesome so far to keep them in this long. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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Very exciting! I wish you the best and look forward to hearing how it goes as well!

And I wish I had some more than just good thoughts for you. I can say, that all the hospital twin birth stories I've ever heard have been not so great. I would absolutely do the same thing.

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Here's mine... they'll be 3 in July. You're UCing twins in China? I did in Thailand... no midwives here and automatic C/S in hospital.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=717634
wow your story made me all teary
you deffinately have inspired me to uc next time


to the op can't wait to read your birth story

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Hi
I am 18 weeks with twins. The midwives in my city in Canada won't attend a twin home birth. The best they can do is do shared care with an OB for prenatals (every other appointment) and then labour support in the OR.
I have a student midwife who has said she will attend me at home . I really want to do this, but I'm having a hard time educating myself to gain confidence and knowledge that a home birth is safe option with twins. I don't want to be irresponsible, yet there is so much fear propaganda with twin births out there that it is hard to find the truth.
My son was born easily at home in water 2 years ago and my 4 year old daughter was born naturally at a hospital with no interventions.
I don't want to have an medically managed birth this time either or be coerced into interventions that I don't feel good about.

How do you you know if and when twin home birth would be a good idea? Does babies positioning really matter, if my student midwife says she is totally confident with a breech baby? What about how old the babies are? Chorionicty? Is there time for transfer in case of emergency if the hospital is close? Can anyone direct my frantic thoughts on this?
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Junebug, I'm sorry you're having difficulty finding support. I have to say, your student midwife is making me nervous. It's great that she's confident, but what's her experience that makes her feel that way? Statistically, breech delivery is safe with an experienced care provider. What would it take to make you feel safe?
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All of your concerns are valid. And I agree with stik about the student midwife. A lot of your questions about homebirth safety of twins, etc. could perhaps be answered better in the mothering multiples forum here.

Now off to answer your PM

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Junebug- is your student midwife really willing to risk her career over attending your homebirth? I would suspect that it would be grounds for expulsion from the midwifery program and would undoubtedly destroy the relationship between herself and her preceptor.
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Bump for updates from the OP!

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C'mon, Ladies, we are interested in you! What do you have to say? If it didn't go great, we understand. If it did go well, we want to be happy with you.
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I attempted to UC my twins but developed pre-e and had to transfer for a c-section. Mamarabbit and I were due within weeks of each other. Mine were breech/vertex so induction was not an option. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Hope you have better twin births then I did.

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Update here! Sorry I took so long! We did it and it was amazing!

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Congratulations! Boys, girls, one of each? I know you are busy, but post when you can, we're sitting on the edge of our seats!
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Congratulations! Boys, girls, one of each? I know you are busy, but post when you can, we're sitting on the edge of our seats!
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...1#post15624861

One boy( 6lb 3oz), one girl (5lb 13oz).

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So awesome!! Way to go!!
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