View Full Version : induction with twins
hi mums :)
just a question for those who may have had labour induced when they gave birth - how was your experience and do you know why induction is recommended for twins sometimes?
I was offered an induction and am booked in for wednesday (39 weeks). I have had a problem with high blood pressure (x2 overnight hospital stays), quite bad fluid retention and heartburn/reflux. I had a s&s last week which was not effective
I am now having second thoughts about the induction, depsite wanting them to arrive healthy (I'm starting to worry they are ok even though the scans are fine). If the Dr seems to think induction is the way to go, should I not worry so much about it??
Any info appreciated!
I was told that the placenta in a twin pregnancy ceases to be as effective from about 37 weeks (not gospel but just what I was told) and most obs are happy to deliver from that time on.
I was induced but labour did not progress so went to emergency c/s. I was enormous and hugely uncomfortable which was why I agreed to the induction. In retrospect, I would have tried to hold on a little longer, as I believe my chances of a vaginal delivery would have been greater with spontaneous labour. Obviously things could still have not progressed for me, but I feel that I missed out on going through the normal progression of labour, that could have affected my chances of the vaginal delivery that I so wanted. However, I also had a friend who had twins that was induced, who had them naturally - but they were her 3rd and 4th children.
Whether you choose induction or not is up to you, but perhaps be aware that things may not go to plan. Nevertheless, lots of :hugs: for a successful delivery (no matter how) and we look forward to an update with all the vital stats etc!!
Hi, I was induced with my twins. I had two day stays with them due to pre-eclampsia and on the second day stay I ended up having to stay over night with talk of them inducing me the next morning. I was 38.2, and they didn't want to wait any longer due to the pre-eclampsia. The next morning my waters broke naturally but had very mild contractions so the doctor decided to induce me. I had no problems at all everything progressed well after about 4-5 hours they turned up the drip abit and things progressed very fast after that.
The exact same thing happened with my eldest son, I had two hospital stays and on the second my waters broke the morning I was due to be induced I laboured for 24hours and the next morning I was put on the drip and he was delivered that afternoon.
It is up to you but if you choose to have the induction I am sure everything will be fine. Good luck with the delivery. :hugs:
i was induced at 39 & 4 as the ob visiting town the following week would not attempt a vag delivery... which is what I wanted.
had waters broken at 730am, drip in at 9am, they recommended an epidural just incase and that was administered as I was sitting up pretty much holding in my daughters head , she was born at 1145 and her brother came 17 minutes later... didn't like the epidural but it was for the babies best interests.
It was a wham bam sort of labour and I wasn't allowed off of the bed. Very intense, very quick, glad to have had it though. Less stress on the bubbas I think maybe
thanks for the info, very helpful
I'll let you know how it goes :) it's given me some confidence to hear of your experiences, much appreciated
the girls arrived on 12 June! Asha (2.9kg or 6p8oz) and Rani (2.7kg or 6p2oz). The induction was ok, but I probably would have waited if I had of known how the labour would progress. But all is well - the girls have a sleeping/eating routine and I'm finding the schedule manageable. Thanks again for your info and help.
Congratulations tuttifrutti on the safe arrival of your twin girls. Good to hear you have a routine already. Enjoy your girls.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.