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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I am six and a half moths pregnant with twins - our first pregnancy. Any advice? I am not sure what I am asking, just reaching out to other moms and mom-to-be's who have done this before. I have 10-13 weeks to go. Bringing them home is not a problem - plenty of experience with that (looking forward to not sleeping for the next 2 years or so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: - but how to get them out, well, that is scarring me a little. I am hoping not to have a c-section (that is if little peanut co-operates and turns down). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!! S. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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i dont have time to post but ill be back.... congrats on the twins
 

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congratulations on your twin pregancy!<br><br>
I don't have any personal experience w c-sections. My 'baby b' was flipping around until the last day, but was in a good position for the birth (although they would have delivered baby b breech anyways).<br><br>
Keep reading, keep asking questions. Get your home as ready as possible while you have a chance, and LINE UP HELP as much as you can for those first weeks/months. I know it made a big difference for me, to even have a friend come over once a week - to have a cup of coffee and even run the vacuum or help me fold laundry, or just fuss over my babies.
 

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Thank you for your encouragement! It really helps!
 

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As far as getting them out-- I don't really know much except that I did lots of positioning stuff to try to get mine into good positions for the birth. Lots of walking, sitting on a birth ball, pelvic rocks, being on my hands and knees, etc.<br><br>
Another tip-- EAT LOTS OF PROTEIN!! I read so much from mamas online who have recently had low birthweight twins and are having problems with sleep, nursing, etc. Mine came out 7-4 and 7 even (2 weeks before their due date), and nurse like champs! I really feel like I hit the lottery in that case, because having bigger babies will really help ease a lot of the challenges that come after birth. Not all of them (I'm still sleep deprived and insane one week after the birth), but many of them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Congrats on the twins!
 

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I was scared too, before I went into labor, but then when it happened I was so busy being in labor I forgot to be scared. One piece of advice... don't get to attached to any one idea. That way you will not be disappointed if it doesn't happen the way you had hoped. It will happen the way it happens. I had to spend almost all of my labor on my left side (which I would defiantly not recommend) because of high BP. I didn't have a problem with BP before I stepped into the hospital to deliver. Go figure. Oh and practice your breathing.<br><br>
Congratulations! And good luck you will be fine your body knows what to do!
 

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Thank you all for your wonderful advice. It is so nice to see that there are people like all of you out there. I feel like I have a ton of support. By reading all of your posts it has made me realize that the most important thing is bringing home healthy, happy children to love.
 
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