I'm pregnant - 13+4 with twins.
Just wondering what your labour were like, if its likely to be a normal longer labour or faster due to being two..
Any help would be great! X
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06-11-2012 17:53 #1
11-11-2012 18:37 #2
11-11-2012 18:55 #3
Im interested to! Im 18 weeks with twins now.
11-11-2012 18:58 #4
Might be helpful to ask in the multiples section? Direct link to the audience you are trying to hit
I would help, but I ended up with elective c/s
Good luck, though!
11-11-2012 20:43 #5
I have but is super quiet
11-11-2012 20:51 #6
I went into pre-term labour 3 times.
First at 27 weeks, 30 and 32.
Was induced at 35+2 due to lack of fluid and IUGR and after 9 hours active labour had an emergency c-section after twin 1 went into foetal distress.
You will be heavily monitored and if not showing enough progression they will intervene, they won't allow you to labour too long with twins because there is more chance of foetal distress.
Hope this helps
11-11-2012 21:09 #7
Thanks mrs, much appreciated.
If u had twins again would u go straight for c section?
12-11-2012 05:46 #8
No I wouldn't
I'm due in 2 weeks with just one and am trying for a VBAC, unless it's absolutely necessary I'd like to avoid a c-section.
There are quite a few ladies on here that have had their twins naturally, they're just a bit quiet at the moment.
19-11-2012 16:32 #9
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!
19-11-2012 19:39 #10Senior Member
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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.
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