We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
Please spam me with as much info as possible on twin homebirths! I just found out today there was an EXTRA surprise in there and DH and I are sticking with having the babies at home! Too many risk factors for hospital birth.
Short background - I have clot issues and take blood thinners. Under the care of a MFM and CPM, I will be stopping all blood thinner injections about 36 weeks and switching to natural alternatives such as Ginko and garlic so I can still have the anticoagulating effects I need, without the risks of hemorrhage during delivery. With how knife happy people are with twins, and knowing they would not even let me consider vaginally delivering breech, I'd prefer to avoid those risks. My biggest fear is being forced into a section, which, with my clot disorders, raises my risks of a postpartum clot to about 75%. That's a really high risk for death, and I'll pass. I'm confident in my CPM to deliver twins at home. I am confident in my decision to deliver at home with my clot issues. I have zero faith in the hospital.
The big things I would ask my midwife is if shes every delivered twins at home? How many breech deliveries has she done(amusing one will come out breech or both) Twins can come pretty early or be overdue but more so early. I would find out what is the earliest you could deliver at home. If you go into labor at 35 weeks most home birth midwives will not deliver that early. I would research hospitals and find a OB that would be willing to work with your wishes as a backup. Just in case you deliver too early and risk out of home birth. If you go to the Birth Without Fear - Empowering Women to Make Informed Choices About Pregnancy and Birth there are some twin birth stories and other great info on there.