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
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?
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.
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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