c-section or vaginal delivery with your multiples?

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c-section or vaginal delivery with your multiples?

Postby medicalkiss » Wed May 05, 2010 9:57 pm

My doc told me that almost all his twins end up c-section. Trying to figure out my odds of a vaginal birth. Who was successful?
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Postby Robynsegg2 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:07 am

I ended up with a c-section after 21 hours of labour. Both of my guys were head down but even after the induction they still didn't want to come out. I had a lot of medical problems when I was a child and have a lot of scar tissue in my back and it seized and I was unable to push on the OR table which forced me into a c-section, but a vaginal delivery CAN happen.
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Postby JenAsh3 » Thu May 06, 2010 6:43 am

I chose c/s, but my dr actually said most of his twin moms delivered vaginally. As long as A was head down, he would try.
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Postby Egray » Thu May 06, 2010 7:26 am

I had a section. Baby A was breach and Baby B was transverse. I didn't have a shot in hell with a vaginal birth! Lol.
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Postby Sisrea » Thu May 06, 2010 8:04 am

I had a c-section, I tried vaginal, but there was a ring around my cervix that wouldn't open, the baby was very low, if i would have dilated i would have been pushing but since it wouldn't ever open i ended up with a c/s
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Postby Lark420 » Thu May 06, 2010 2:11 pm

I had my girls vaginally! It's definitely doable! A lot of doctors will do a vaginal delivery if baby A is head down. I prayed so hard my whole pregnancy that both girls would be head down so I could have them naturally...and on delivery day A was head down, and B was transverse with her head tilted downward! My delivery was just perfect! After Ella came out, we waited patiently, and an hour later Violet joined her sister! Don't let your doctor scare you into a c/s if you want a vaginal birth! I found birthing twins easier than birthing my singleton!
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Postby medicalkiss » Thu May 06, 2010 3:49 pm

Thanks ladies! My ob is super conservative and told me he does a c-section if both babies are not head down by 37 weeks... I think I am going to opt to try to do a vaginal birth if my little apple (baby A) is at least head down... then if my banana (B) doesn't cooperate at least I will have had one vaginally.
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Postby Lark420 » Thu May 06, 2010 4:18 pm

That was my philosophy too. I know a lot of the ladies on here were worried about going through one vaginal, then needing a c/s for the second baby (and who wouldn't be!? Who would want to go through both a vaginal and a c/s in the same delivery!) But for me it was more important to have the chance to try for a vaginal birth (as long as A was in position of course!) And as long as one was born vaginally I would have been happy!

I'll be thinking head down thoughts for you when you get closer!! :)
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Postby lovebug » Thu May 06, 2010 8:43 pm

I was induced at about 33w, and my very experienced OB let me labor and deliver my twins vaginally (we switched to him during my 2nd tri because of his experience and extremely high percentage rate of vaginal twin deliveries (75%). My original OB only had about a 25% vaginal twin delivery rate.)

After about 10 minutes of pushing, my Baby A was born. Eight minutes later, my Baby B was born. No stitches. Beautiful, perfect delivery!! (Well, except the whole premature thing ;))

Oh, and both my girls were head down. I spent a TON of time on my hands and knees doing cat stretches to try to get my girls down...and LOTS of prayer :)
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Postby bethann » Fri May 07, 2010 8:13 am

Medical: Thats so funny b/c I say that my OB is super conservative too...but I guess in the way that he likes to try all natural remedies b/f things that I guess would be considered "more high tech"? LOL....He has told me as long as Baby A is head down we can do a vaginal delivery and he can just guide Baby B down if he needs to! Praying that you and I both have head down babies!!
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Postby medicalkiss » Fri May 07, 2010 8:14 am

bethann- me too! Will keep my fingers crossed for us!

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Postby Lita74 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:53 pm

i had an awesome vaginal delivery - baby a was headdown, b was transverse. B was born breech 3 mins after A - the dr. pulled him out by the feet, which we knew she was going to do. wouldn't change a thing!
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Postby momoftwins » Mon May 10, 2010 10:42 am

I had to have a c-section with my first set of twins becasue it was an emergency delivery. Then I had to have a c-section with my second set of twins becasue the first c-section was before 30 weeks. So my next delivery had to be a c-section whether it was twins or a singleton. I would have ended up having to have a c-section with the second set anyway though b/c baby B was transverse.
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Postby Twinklebug » Fri May 14, 2010 12:18 pm

Egray wrote:I had a section. Baby A was breach and Baby B was transverse. I didn't have a shot in hell with a vaginal birth! Lol.


Ditto for me! Just wanted to say that I had a wonderful experience with my C section and will go that route again if I have another baby. So if you do have to have a section, don't worry!
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