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I posted this in Parenting Multiples as well but wanted to share here also (especially with the PAL ladies):

 

My girls were born last Tues at 32.6 after my water broke in the middle of the night. It was really quite amazing how it all worked out. I'm going to c&p from a local group I belong to since I'm almost done pumping. I fully expected the best case scenario to be a vag birth of A followed by a csection - but this dr had his coffee that morning and was all about a breech birth. I still can't believe it happened!

 

 

 

Our girls were a week ago today and their birth has been very much the subject of discussion at Met hospital and probably a few other places. My water broke in the middle of the night getting me a quick ride off of my unit over to the high risk side. A well meaning dr asked me what my plans were, I'm sure expecting to be performing a c-section shortly after. I wanted to at least birth Baby A (Audrey) vaginally since she was head down. Baby B had turned breech just a few days before and C was head down as well. This of course led to much discussion because nobody does this and they weren't really happy with me. But I didn't feel like we were in an emergency situation and wanted to proceed in a way that would be safe for the babies and still be prepared if it changed to an emergency situation. Fortunately these babies took just slightly longer to be born than my last two and didn't come until after change of shift. Dr Polsky came on and looked at the situation and actually came into my room full of positivity. He felt that given my history and his experience, I was a good person to try birthing vaginally. I was 3cm when I got there at 2AM and 10cm when I went into the operating room somewhere close to 10:30. Audrey (4lb 2oz) was born first and put on top of me just like with any other birth. Sophia (4lb 2oz) was next born breech and Nina (3lb 5oz) as well both 3 min apart. For how dramatic I expected things to be it was relatively calm and we got to look at each baby for maybe a minute before they took her away. We found out later that triplets have not been born vaginally in the hospital for at least 25 yrs if ever. So if Dr Polsky felt proud of himself, he should! This birth may not have been drug free in a pool in my living room but was certainly amazing!! I felt safe being prepped for a csection already that if anything changed my babies would be born quickly and safely. I really wanted my babies to have all the health benefits of being born vaginally and they are doing really well. Audrey needed no breathing assistance, Sophia was on CPAP for just a few hours and Nina pulled the CPAP out the following morning. I'm sure we are facing some ups & downs since they are still preemies at not quite 33weeks, but overall things are good.  


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That's amazing!  Wow Leslie, congratulations to you.  Your doctor is today's hero. ;)  Glad the girls are doing so well - would love to see updates, but understand if from now on you have no time whatsoever. ;)


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Wow- Congratulations!  Amazing...so glad that the Dr. you ended up getting was willing to let them be birthed vaginally.

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Congratulations!! What a great story, I'm so glad your doctor was on board to attempt a vaginal birth. Can't wait to see pictures of the girls - whenever you get a chance of course!

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Wow!  What an amazing story!  Those are some pretty good sized babies too!


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Congratulations, Leslie!!!  I am so, so, so happy for you!!!

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Amazing! I'm proud of you and your awesome doctor too! Congratulations--3 little girls and all doing well! What a huge blessing!
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What a fantastic story.  Very inspiring for mom of multiples as well as the hospital staff.  Congratulations.  Wishing you all the best!


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Wow!  Congratulations.  So amazing.


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This is an amazing birth story! So many congratulations to you and your family~

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How amazing!! Congratulations on three little girls! luxlove.gifluxlove.gifluxlove.gif


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Congratulations! Welcome to the world, baby girls!!! 


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DDCC to say that's totally awesome and amazing! Congratulations!


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DDCC from August DDC - Congrats on your three wonderful little girls! I hope that your little cuties can come home soon!


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Wow-- that's incredible!  I've always heard that higher order multiples HAD to be sections.  Congratulations!  I hope your stay in the hospital is easy and short, and you get to take your babies home soon. 


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Wow- how amazing! Congrats!

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what an inspiration! Way to go mama, you're a rockstar!!!!

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Wow, what a great story!  Good luck with the girls as they grow and get stronger.


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what an inspiration! Way to go mama, you're a rockstar!!!!


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WOW!!! Congrats mama and family!!! All the best to you and your little girls:)

 

Glad you got to have such a great birth experience!!!!


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What an amazing story! I am so glad to hear your babies are doing well. Congrats!

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True power! That is awesome, my hair was standing up reading it, and I am all choked up! Amazing MOMMA!


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oh, lesliesara I am so incredibly happy for you!!! I just told DH and he was smiling and saying how great that was. I've just so been hoping for you that your girls arrived safe and sound, and you did it! I would love to see pictures if you're up to it and find a second free with your new busy bundles. joy.gifgoodvibes.gif

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Aw thanks guys. All I did was ask and then stall the other doctor until shift change. He was definitely the rockstar of obstetrics that day. It was definitely a big deal around the hospital. But I couldn't have done it by myself. I really though that at shift change I would have to make a decision to give in and have a c-section. The hard part of this was that my mother was really upset with me. I don't think she really thought that I had my babies best interest first. She wanted me to just listen to the doctor and do what I was told. In the end there was no emergency situation. No cord prolapse - the waters were intact for both other babies and everything was fine. All three babies are in the NICU but doing well. One had an infection at the start of the week that was scary but is over now. All are attempting to nurse, two better than the third. It will just take time for it to all come together so they can come home.


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DDCC from August, also.... to say congratulations, and how wonderful and amazing and inspiring that is!  bow2.gif  All hail you and the doctor!  Blessings on your daughters....  May they be home with you, soon!

 

I am very impressed - but, even more - very happy for you!  mecry.gif<------ good tears


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DDCC to say, big congrats.  What an amazing birth legacy to give to your three new daughters!


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Congrats mama!! What an amazing birth story! luxlove.gif


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I am amazed about the way you got to birth your babies! I would have never thought that the hospital system would have let you. Congratulations to your wonderful birth.

We are ready for photos, BTW....


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DDCC to offer my congratulations to you and your family! It's an amazing birth story. What a triumph for natural birth. 


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Amazing!  I love your story.  You are so lucky that you got an open-minded Dr & got to do a natural birth...doesn't matter if it wasn't the ideal water birth situation.  Your Dr deserves a medal!  Tell him to write a story to be published so other Drs will be willing to do natural birth for multiples.

 

Hope you are all doing well!


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