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#1 of 10 Old 09-21-2012, 12:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am currently 12 weeks pregnant with my second (and third). I was in the process of interviewing midwives when I had an ultrasound at an OB office informing us we're having twins. I was devastated. I'm crazy excited for the twins, I'm crushed that having my homebirth is going to be such a battle. Every midwife I've seen (before and after the news) has said they do not do twins. And twin birthing is illegal in birth centers in WA. If I deliver in a hospital here, I have a mandatory epidural and am delivering in an operating room, no exceptions. My heart and brain are fighting so hard against this.

Does anyone out there know of a midwife that will deliver twins at home around the Puget Sound? Anywhere in the Northwest?

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Where in WA are you?  I was wondering if maybe you could find an OR midwife willing to come to you.


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Try Charolette Geddis in Everett perhaps...

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Suzanne Thomson in Seattle. Congrats on the twins!


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I've heard of twin moms coming down to Oregon to birth.


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congrats! joy.gifhave you found a midwife? a midwife i work with here in oregon is extremely experienced with twins (30+ yrs, many twins) and we may be willing to travel for the birth. be in touch at [email protected]
 


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I don't know if things have changed in the last 3 1/2 years, but I had a friend who had twins at Evergreen.  She did have to deliver (push) in the OR, but an epidural was not mandatory at all.

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Another recommendation for Suzanne Thomson.


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Another recommendation for Suzanne Thomson as I know she delivers twins (assuming nothing has changed for her in the last few years).

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Midwives in Oregon may be able to help you have the birth you want. You can contact me with any questions:
www. Floweroflifemidwifery.com
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