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#1 of 9 Old 10-13-2013, 10:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am willing to travel within an hour's radius to find one. I am in the metro Detroit area. Thanks in advance.

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I'm not sure. My guess is that if any hospitals did, it would be U of M in Ann Arbor or Henry Ford in West Bloomfield. I'd start by checking with those places. Please let us know what you find out.

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Well, I'm not in MI, but my friend & former client had a waterbirth for her twins in Dayton, OH, at Family Beginnings with Dr. Couch... Crouch, or something like that! Her babies were both head down. At Mt. Carmel/St. Annes, in Cols, OH. they told my dd she had to have her twins in the OR, "just in case" which I thought was reasonable since one twin was transverse, with his back up & face down, the optimal set up for a cord prolapse! She did manage to have them both naturally though. As soon as 1st twin was born, the doc reached up, & grabbed the ankles to deliver the baby breech. I don't think it is unreasonable to deliver in the OR when the babies are not in an optimal position.

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All the hospitals that I have talked to here pretty much only attempt a vaginal birth if both are vertex or the first vertex and the second breech. None of them would even attempt a vaginal delivery if one was transverse. Your daughter lucked out. Mine were taken via a c-section as one was breech, the other transverse. Even if I had been offered the chance to do it vaginally, the risk of a double cord prolapse would have been too high for my comfort. Also, even if my first could have been born vaginally, if the second could not have been turned, I would have had to have an emergency section. So.....let me clarify, I am looking for any hospitals here in MI who would not require vertex twins to be born in the OR. My husband is not willing to travel to OH. I am asking now because I would like more kids in the future, and my chances of having another set of twins are pretty high. I am shocked that in this day and age of liability any hospital would even knowingly attempt a vaginal delivery with a transverse twin. All of the ones I asked here adamantly refused to even consider it. greensad.gif

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Try Henry ford, they are open to almost anything I believe!

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check out Providence Hospital.  http://www.theabcunit.com/about-us/guidelines-requirements/l


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I would check with Providence. I don't remember if you can deliver twin in the Alternative Birth Center in Providence or not. I do know a friend who just gave birth to twins naturally at St. Joe's in Ann Arbor. Not sure the specifics, but she was very supported in her birth.

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Hi everyone. The Alternative Birthing Center does not do twin births (I called) and Henry Ford doesn't allow twins anywhere but the OR. I asked them when I had my girls there last July. I am not pregnant again yet, but am thinking ahead as I would like to start trying again within the next 6-12 months (I'm am older mom) and my chances of another set of twins/multiples are very high. Thanks for all your input. I appreciate it!

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