How will you or did you birth your multiples?

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How will you or did you birth your multiples?
Tue, 05-24-2011 - 12:06pm

Im totally stumped on this one.

I was c/s all the way but Im a control freak & the thought of leaving my DD for 4-5 days while Im in hospital freaks me out. Also, the recovery & not being able to pick up DD.

I have a few questions for OB to answer re: how many twin births she's done, how many resulted in emer c/s.

Vaginal Pro:

home quicker, no surgery

Vaginal Con:

possible emer c/s, possible distress to baby, possible problem with breech delivery, unknown labor/delivery time

C/S Pro:

scheduled, no labor, definitive length of procedure

C/S Con:

Recovery, extended hospital stay



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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 2:58pm
Mindy, I delivered my twins vaginally since both were head down. I know it's hard to plan or control what the delivery is going to be like, but at least with twins doctors tend to deliver you in the surgical room with full staff standing by just in case. How was your labor with your DD like?

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 3:15pm

Both mine are vertex at this point, and A slightly larger than B so my Drs and I agreed we'd like me to go for a vaginal delivery. They are also prepared to do a breech extraction of B in case she turns after A comes out. I don't want to deal with the C section recovery and have difficulty caring for my babies right off the bat!

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 4:11pm
I had a repeat c/s, my first pregnancy was induced and failed, resulting in a c/s. They were born Monday, we went home Wednesday.

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 4:48pm

Regardless of what happens, I hope you get to enjoy the birthing experience. Be open with your doc about your c/s concerns.

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 9:46pm

I had a vaginal delivery, but both of mine were vertex from 18 weeks on (or at least at every scan they were). Once in the operating room, we almost had an emergency c-section (to the point I had to sign the papers for them to knock me out if necessary)

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 11:55pm

My hope is for a vaginal delivery. I'm fine with a c-section but I know what to expect with a vaginal delivery and know what the recovery would be like. I'm also thinking of my other two kids who are still really little and need Mommy to be back to her A-game as soon as possible. With that said until today both of my girls have been in the breech position for weeks. As of today one of them is head down but it's unclear which baby is actually closest to my cervix.

Both girls are measuring the same size so there isn't a concern there. I've also been told that should I deliver baby A vaginally they will do everything possible to get baby B out that way as well even if that means a breech delivery or reaching up and helping pull them out - lovely, huh? ;)

I am prepared for a c-section though and our hospital bag was packed in preparation of that since we know it's a very real possibility and we really won't know what the plan of attack is until I'm in labor and we find out where the girls are sitting.


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Wed, 05-25-2011 - 9:36pm
I did vaginal and Baby B came breech. It seems it's very common as long as Baby A is bigger than Baby B. Best of luck!!!
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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 11:30am
I had my twins c/s mainly because B was breech. Recovery was not a real problem, a little sore, but the morning after I walked to the NICU and back 3 times, and cleaned my hospital room while DH was gone to lunch. (I'm a neat freak) I was sore, but the pain was not unbearable in any way. How heavy is your DD? They told me to lift nothing over 20 lbs.
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Thu, 05-26-2011 - 12:11pm

I delivered my twins vaginally (without an epidural).

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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 3:18pm
i just had this discussion with my OB as my husband and I just assumed it would be safer to do a c/s although my first 2 were vaginal.
My OB felt very strongly that as long as baby A was head down we should go for a vaginal delivery since even if baby B is breached they are not worried as if baby A fit it doesn't matter how B comes out it will fit. My worry was distress and chord issues for baby B and he assured me that vaginal delivery doesn't really add concern in that area. and for the mom a c/s is a real surgery so there is always risk in that.