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I have a few questions about twins and homebirths. Generalized not really looking for advice, just sorta looking for trends if any. I have to still sit down and talk with our midwife about everything so just trying to look ahead and see if anything will spark additional questions with her?<br><br>
1) Do you do twin homebirths?<br>
2) What would cause you to risk out a mother for a homebirth?<br>
3) Generally what positions of babies are allowed for a homebirth? (Breech/breech) etc?<br>
4) How far away from hospital would you feel comfortable deliverying twins at home? and WHY?<br>
5) Any good questions in particular I should ask my midwife? reguarding twins... she isn't a new midwife to us. But twins changes things some.<br>
6) At what gestation must your twin moms be for a homebirth?<br>
7) Any special supplies or requirements you make for your twin moms?
 

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You might head to the parenting multiples forum. Tons of us have asked (and forgotten to ask) all those questions.
 

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I think your list is a good one to start with for your midwife. I'm not one (yet), but my MW will definitely do twins at home. Vertex is easier, but I know she'll do breech, too. I'm curious how/if the dates change with twins. Here, it's either 36 or 37 weeks (I can never remember) to have a home birth, which should work for twins, too, but sometimes those numbers are flexible.<br><br>
I know one requirement is to have a second assistant midwife (so three altogether) present, so there's one for each baby and one for mom. I think sometimes you end up paying extra for that person. That would be something to find out.<br><br>
It looks like you already know your twins are di/di, so I wouldn't expect further u/s to be an issue, either. (If you didn't know, I'd expect to want/need to find out along the way.)<br><br>
Other than nutritional requirements for twins, and the extra hands at the birth, I can't think of many things that *should* be different. I hope your MW has good answers for you!
 

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I'm not a midwife but just wanted to jump in and say that there could be legislative issues depending on where you live so you may want to specify. In my province, by law midwives are not allowed to provide pre-natal care for twin pregnancies or catch twins at any location (hospital, birthing centre or home). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> There are "underground" midwives who work outside of the registered system but not many and I'm not sure if any attend to twins.<br><br>
Good luck, I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and the birth you desire.
 
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