Two different positions

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Registered: 02-16-2007
Two different positions
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 7:08pm
Okay, Baby A is head down and Baby B is lying across? I want to deliver vaginally if I can, what are the chances they will let me try this and Baby B will move after baby B is born? Anyone else have this? Or will they just require a c-section if both are not in position?
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Fri, 01-11-2008 - 10:43pm

I'm wondering that too!? I had my 32 week u/s today and my babies are in the exact same position as yours. A is vertex

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Sat, 01-12-2008 - 1:59am

I just saw my doctor today and I had the same question.

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Sat, 01-12-2008 - 12:43pm

Hi, My girls were in the same position and my ob said as long as Baby A was head down they would allow vaginal. I delivered the girls at 37 weeks and when I started labouring they did the ultrasound and both had moved head down. That was after Baby B being sideways just the day before.

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Sat, 01-12-2008 - 2:20pm
Try not to worry so much. Mine would be laying breech one appt. The next they would be in perfect position. Then they would switch again. So basically the babies can switch the next time you go in, and that could be good or bad. The only time you will know for sure is the day of delivery. Whether c-section or not. Cause those little bundles can flip quickly. Like PPs said, mostly they just look at baby A. If baby A is in a good position. Baby B can easily flip in the right position after baby A is born. Mine flipped every day. My appt's were every other day. I had a c-section due to many other complications. The day of delivery mine would have been in perfect position, but my body wasn't. So just wait and see, they may be perfect when you actually go into labor.

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Registered: 03-05-2007
Sun, 01-13-2008 - 3:38pm
hi, babies were positioned exactly the same way,,,believe me they have plenty of time to change...i went in to do my nst 3 days before i was to be induced and baby A was head down and baby B was transverse when i went in to be induced both were head down, and i delivered both vaginally,,,goodlluck ginny
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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 1:28pm

My twins were both deliveried vaginally.

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Registered: 01-28-2007
Sun, 01-20-2008 - 11:51am

As long as baby A is vertex, an OB will let you try if they are comfortable doing that. They can actually attempt to turn Baby B if he/she doesn't turn on it's own. Laying transverse would be a lot easier to turn than a breech baby, if they don't flip the other way when Baby A comes out (which can happen, but I haven't heard of other MOMs experiencing that then having to have a C-section).

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Wed, 01-23-2008 - 5:53pm
I had the same situation too. It does depend a lot on your doctor. My Baby B didn't turn and she had to be delivered breech in the OR. The doctor reached in there and grabbed her through the sac because she didn't want to break it yet. The baby kept pulling her feet up and the doctor kept losing her grasp. She was just about ready to do an emergency C-section, but she finally got a hold of her and got her out. She was born 5 minutes after her sister. I am glad I did it that way even if I would have had to do a C-section with the second baby. After the babies were born my doctor asked the nurse if she had ever seen a breech delivery before and she said no. My doctor told her she needed to hang out more with the gray haired doctors to see that. She said a lot of the younger doctors just don't want to even try it.