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We're at 37 wks now with our twins. I still have low BP, good pee, good blood, optimal weight gain, twins are only 2 oz. apart and keeping up with singleton growth expectations, everything going beautifully. I don't even have stretchmarks (yet).<br><br>
So the problem is that after our enormous struggle and amazing luck to finally find a midwife who would help us birth the twins outside of the hospital, now we're having positioning problems.<br><br>
Up until a week ago everyone kept saying we shouldn't worry that one twin was breech---that it was too early.<br><br>
Well, now I guess it's time to worry. Our son (Twin A) is a complete breech who's dangling his feet over my cervix (effacing, but not yet dilating). Our daughter (Twin B) is vertex and doing her best to nestle down into my pelvis but her brother's feet are IN THE WAY!<br><br>
So we're doing the spinningbabies exercises, the supported bridge pose with DH massaging babes toward more desirable positioning. I'm taking pulsatilla, swimming when I get the chance and planning to see an acupuncturist who specializes in pregnancy, possibly a chiro too......<br><br>
We made slight (but inadequate) progress in one week. The back-up OB wanted to schedule a c/s for early next week! She threatened that my uterus will rupture if I wait past 38 wks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I refused. Fortunately the midwife agreed with me, but even she says we have only about 1.5 to 2 weeks to see some movement or a c/s will be inevitable.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I met another woman due with twins a couple weeks after me. She's got perfect vertex/vertex positioning and decided against the birth center because the back-up OB got her DH scared.<br><br>
We're doing everything possible to stay positive and try to influence so better positioning. Any positive energy you can share will be much appreciated.<br><br>
Hope everyone else is feeling good and experiencing a smooth transition through the final stretch.<br><br>
Xo<br>
Tori
 

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I am imagining a teeny little baby suddenly deciding that he would feel better with his head down.... There! Did you feel anything?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Congrats on your super healthy pregnancy. 37 weeks with twins.......you're awesome, healthy, and obviously a super baby-maker!<br><br>
I have a friend who went all the way to 40! with her beautiful twin girls......7 lbs 9oz and 5lbs something ozs. Absolutely perfect. Her uterus did not rupture! Unfortunately she did end up with a c-section despite lots of effort to rotate her baby. In the end both went breech. She tried her best and her babies were perfect and that's all that matters in the end.<br><br>
I'd definitely see the chiro too, he'll just make a little extra room for twin A to flip.<br><br>
I'll be sending some good positioning vibes your way too.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="upsidedown"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="upsidedown"><br><br>
But here's an inspiring story, this girl is from the May ddc and this was an hbac!, her first pregnancy was twins as well! The sad part is her hubby died in Iraq this December. She must be an amazing woman, I cannot imagine.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">"Hi I know i dont post around here a lot but thought I'd say i delivered my beautiful babys one girl one boy<br><br>
John Andrew Jr. was born at 3:23am on Saturday April 28th.<br><br>
basics: Labor started at 2:15ish am on Friday<br>
Born at 3:23 am on saturday<br>
Born at home in the tub with the help of my sisters and midwife and even DH (Thank you DH for watching over me in heven you have no idea what it ment to know you that you are here)<br>
Weight: 6lbs 3.4 oz<br>
length: 19 1/4 inches<br>
head: 33 cm<br><br>
Sara Luise Andrews was born at 3:41 am on saturday April 28th<br><br>
basics: Labor started at 2:15ish am on Friday<br>
Born at 3:41 am on saturday<br>
Born at home in the tub with the help of my sisters and midwife and even DH<br>
Weight: 5lbs 8.4 oz<br>
length: 19 1/2 inches<br>
head: 35 cm<br><br>
Sorry I can't add anything else right now the little ones are awake and need to be fed =)"<br><br>
Nicole</span>
 

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Turn little guy, turn! Great that you're having such a healthy pregnancy! Sounds like you are doing everything you can...I am sending good turning vibes (for you little guy only -- little girl stay in place!) to you....
 

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everyone head down vibes heading yoru way!!
 

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Sending you good position vibes! My husband and I blared the song Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler ( ya know the 'turn around' song)and sang it to our little babe in womb and at our next appointment he had turned!!!! It was a great memory<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Just thought i would share!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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turn baby turn.<br>
good luck hope all goes well, I know a lady that had a home birth with twins, one head down and the other breech, she also went to 40 weeks and no rupture
 

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Thanks, everyone.<br><br>
We had another u/s today and have made small, but thus far, insufficient progress. Fortunately I only talked with the technician, no OBs to push for scheduling, and she told me a few nice stories about twins the perinatology clinic has monitored who changed position very late in the game.<br><br>
So, onward with the schedule of baby moving maneuvers.
 
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