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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwillbe View Post
    Hey. My birth with my twins was amazing! I was 35wks 5dys, I woke up at 3:30am when my waters broke, got to hospy at 4:30 with contraxs coming on top of each other and at 9cm! After 2 pushes first bub born at 5:05am and again after 2 pushes second bub born 12 mins after first bub. Placenta not long after! Would never have a c/s unless life or death situation but that's just me
    My twins are 13 months old and I am nearly 12 wks with #4 and can't wait to give birth again!
    Oh my! Dream labour! Any tips?

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    Hi, I had an amazing twin birth as well. They were my 4th and 5th children which probably made a difference, but it was really quick and the easiest of all my labours.

    I was originally going through my local public hospital but felt that my wishes weren't being respected, so hired an independent midwife, and she suggested an Ob who she had worked with before and he kindly took me on at 31 weeks. Best decision ever, he was so much more laid back and less stressed than the Ob who I'd seen publically. She was just so scared, convinced they'd be prem because often twins are, but if I was still pregnant at 37 weeks they'd induce coz thats what they do, would have to have an epidural etc. Had to have scans every 4 weeks even though everything was fine- just incase etc. When I changed to the private Ob, he basically said if twin 1 is head down, you'll be fine. He said he prefers twin mums have an epidural incase he has to pull the second twin down, but left it open for me to decide.

    In the end I opted to be induced at 39.5 weeks as I always go overdue and my mum was here from interstate for a set amount of time, and I really felt if I didn't get induced I could go 2 weeks over (which after doing a lot of reading looks to be less safe with twins). I tried everything to go into labour naturally but nothing happened, so they broke my waters at 8am, nothing happened STILL, put the synto drip up at about 1pm I think, contractions started at about 1:40, then had Twin 1 at 2:20, and twin 2 at 2:30. Then the placentas soon after. I had the monitors on but that was it. The worst thing about it was the drip. I hate drips!

    My advice is to really do your research, find a care provider who will respect your wishes and to really get into a good head space within yourself, trusting that your body can do it etc.

    Good Luck
    Thank you so much for sharing. My ob has said the same thing about twin 1 being head down etc. my ob is specialized in twin labour. Wish I could have had a water birth!

    When do weekly appt start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessesgirl View Post
    Oh my! Dream labour! Any tips?
    The only thing I would love to pass on to you hun is to inform yourself!!!!!! Please please please!
    I had to see a specialist Ob and he was horrid! Everytime I didnt agree with him his answer was "twin 2 will die!". When I said I was not having an epi he said yes I was and that if I didnt have an epi he wouldn't be able to put his hand inside of me and turn twin 2, so then twin 2 would die! When I said I was not being induced at 38 wks he said yes I was or twin 2 will die!
    Yes bad stuff happens in labour and that is when doctors are needed but bad stuff is not a given just because your having twins! Since having the boys I have meet heaps of ladies that had twins and had them naturally! It can be done if that's what you want.
    The whole way along I was pressured to book a c/s and even made to feel like I was a bad mother, that I didnt care about my babies because I wanted to do things naturally!
    In the end about a week before I had the boys I was getting bad period like cramps that would last for hrs everyday and knew I would have the boys soon. I mentioned the cramps to the doc and 2 middys and was made to feel stupid and that I was being silly and it was just stretching!
    So just inform yourself hun. Really hope you have an amazing pregnancy and birth

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    Oh gosh! I've just seen this post, pls forgive my rudeness.

    I'm 28 weeks now and thinking of labour and impending motherhood like crazy.

    Did any of u request delayed clamping?

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    Hi yes I requested delayed cord clamping, and I remember they delayed Twin 1, I can't remember Twin 2 but I assume he did because there were no issues and if he did Twin 1, I imagine he did Twin 2 as well.
    You have an increased risk of a PPH with twins, so I think some care providers are a bit hesitant about a physiological third stage, but I think most people are happy to do delayed clamping these days.

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    What's pph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessesgirl View Post
    What's pph?
    Post partem hemorrhage ?

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    I had a c/section due to the babies positioning, twin a was breech, twin b was head down, they will let you try for a natural with any another combination, ie, twin a head down and twin b breech, but not for the combo I had. It can result in jaw lock. I went into labour at 35 weeks and labour was stopped with medication and bed rest. And then had a scheduled c/cestion at 36+2. It wasn't great for me personally, but the babies both scored 9 on the agar and becuase I'd had the steroid shots when labour started neither of then needed any help and made it back to our room before I did. So it all worked out well in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maybenumber3 View Post
    Post partem hemorrhage ?

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    Yep

    i forgot to say, my twin 2 was breech, but like beebs said as long as twin 1 is ready to go it should be fine (in the absence of any other issues of course!).
    Last edited by Annabella; 13-02-2013 at 21:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maybenumber3 View Post
    Post partem hemorrhage ?

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    I thought so but just wanted to check. Thanks


 

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