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I have just found out i'm having twins and i want to know how common a vaginal birth is.
I really don't want a ceasarean.
Any advice or info would be appreciated.
My friend birthed her twins vaginally, through public hospital, John Hunter at newcastle nsw.
I think she was induced so the OB was present for entire procedure, there was a 15 minute gap and second twin was vacuumed out.
Both bubs healthy and she had only minor tears.
the twins mum on the foxtel show - twins, triplets, quadruplets - had a VB.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! :yelclap: That is such exciting news:smiliedance:
it certainly is possible:yes: It's even possible to have a VBAC with twins!! I'd say, do a lot of research and prepare for all outcomes:hugs:
ive been told that as long as twin 1 is head down then a vaginal birth is recommened
I agree with Niki. I had twins last year, and they I was going to be trying a VB but twin 1 turned breach. If twin 1 (the bub closest to exit) is head down then it is possible to try a VB. It doesn't matter if twin 2 is breach because they can turn that one after t1 is out.
The reason I had to have a c-section is because I had toxemia and I nearly lost Twin 2 due to Twin to Twin Transfusion. She had very little fluid. So they were delivered at 35w4d.
Good luck and congratulations. Twins are hard work, but double the enjoyment.
I just wanted to say that my cousin had twins thru vaginal birth. Them boys were a good size each as well. She had no dramas and was even back at home in 2 days thru early release.
I agree that you need to do your research . . and dont let them bully you . .if there is no medical reason to have the c-sect. . . .try ur best for the vaginal birth . .:thumbsup:
My gorgeous midwife gave birth to twins, naturally and vaginally at 41 weeks gestation :thumbsup:
My friend recently gave birth to twins vaginally. 38 weeks , first one head down , second delivered breech. 3.0kg and 2.7kg. No problems
It's definatley possible to birth your twins vaginally- although I had my twins delivered by emergency c-section, I had a very supportive OB who never gave me any hassles at all about it!
I think one of the most important things is to stay upright in labour!
Also, was your first birth a vaginal birth, as the doctors etc will be more positive if you have birthed naturally before...
Enjoy your pregnancy and get lots of rest!!
:) Congratulations on your twin pregnancy:yelclap:
I was induced @ 38wks and gave birth to my ID monoch twins vaginally at 38wks, they were both head down, with no complications they were about 16min apart, they were 5pd 4 & 7pd 2.
My boys were born @ Tweed Hospital and the really pushed for a VB, as long as Twin 1 was head down.
Good Luck with everything, feel free to PM me if you wana chat.
A vaginal birth is possible as long as....
Twin 1 is head down.
They also have different views about this dpending on what kind of twins you are having.
Frat twins fine, Id twins not always if they are mono id, I had id twins with a seperating membrane VB at 34 weeks with only haemorraging probs!
I birthed my monochorionic ids vaginally. I was induced at 37 weeks as it appeared they developed TTTS and the second one was running out of fluid. I was fortunate to have an ob who believed that vag delivery was the best option for both of my babies and myself. It was a wonderful thing to do. They were both 5lb15oz.
an aquaintence of mine birthed her big (7.5 pds) boy twins at 40 weeks vaginally. first was head down and second was breech. it was a smooth and quick (second) birth.
Me and my sis were birthed vaginally, we were both presenting head down, but because we were 'undiagnosed' twins they didn't know what i was, and pulled me out by my legs, so i was born breech 4 mins after my sister.
Thanks for all your replies! I see my ob agagin on Tuesday and he will know by then that i am having twins so i will have a big chat with him about it too. I really don't want a ceasarian if at all possible.
My DD was engaged at 28 weeks and i had her naturally at 38 weeks so hopefully the twins also behave and get their heads down early and stay there!
my twin brothers (identical twins) were born vaginaly, mum said their delivery was easier than my delivery (2 yrs before the twins, I was 7 pound 4) or my 8 pound sister's delivery (which was 3 yrs after the twins).
First one head down 2nd breech, no epidural, no rips, no cuts, no grazes, no forceps or ventouse, both about 5-6pounds each.
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