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June 15th, 2009, 08:01 AM
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I remember I saw a few of you were able to have twins vaginally, but what are the chances of this occuring?

I am so set on not having a c-section. I just wanted to see if my dream/goal is realistic.

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June 15th, 2009, 09:41 AM
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50/50 Chance. That is what they told me. If baby a is head down I think that will let you try.
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June 15th, 2009, 09:51 AM
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I think it really depends on the doctor -- for my peri, it's at least 50% vaginal. He'll attempt a vaginal delivery if Baby A (lowest baby) is head down. Some docs will only attempt vag delivery if both babies are head down.
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June 15th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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I have been wondering the same thing myself. I would love to have a vag. delivery but I guess it will be all up to my doctor.
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June 15th, 2009, 10:42 AM
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It all depends on the postion of the babies. If baby A is head down and the bigger baby then most Dr. are willing to let you try for a Vaginal delivery.


Both of my babies were head down so I attempeted a Vaginal delivery.. I ended up with a vaginal delivery for baby A and a emergency C/S for baby B (she came down sideways with her arm and cord presenting first)
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June 15th, 2009, 01:35 PM
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There are usually several requirements docs have before you can do vag, mine had 3. 1) Baby A must be head down, okay with Baby B being breech 2) Baby A should be the bigger twin or at least Baby B not weigh more than 1/2lb bigger than A. 3) Both babies not over 8lbs.
We ended up with a c/s, even though I wanted a vag delivery, because they estimated Baby B who was breech to be almost 1lb bigger than A. We thought a vag delivery was off the table during my 2nd trimester b/c I had placenta previa, when that corrected itself around 32wks, we were back on for a vag delivery. I went in for my 37wk appt thinking we were going to schedule an induction for 38wks and ended up with a c/s scheduled the next morning. You just never know with twins!!! A side note - a lot of hospitals require you to do the actual birth in the operating room just in case you have a birth like Jara did ()
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June 15th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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I had a c/s but I was offered the chance to go vaginally. I chickened out for medical reasons.

BUT, my doctor said if both babies are head down then they will go for vaginal. If baby A is head down, then they will go for it if I'm ok with the possibility of baby B having to be born cesarean.
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June 15th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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My Ob will deliver vaginally if Baby A is head down and bigger than Baby B. Baby B can be breech...she has delivered breech Baby B's but leaves that up to the patient. There are statistics showing that babies delivered breech were susceptible to disabilities such as cerebral palsy and learning disabilities within 5 years after birth. As long as both babies are head down when I am in labor I am doing a vaginal birth. But, Baby B keeps flipping on me so if she is breech when I go into labor I am opting for a c-section to be on the safe side.
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My doctor allowed it if Baby A was head down, and she was. After she came out, Baby B flipped to breech(he was head down). Took my doctor a few min to find his feet(with the help of ultrasound) and then he asked me to push, and I was able to deliver him breech. He had a rough start, and didn't breathe immediately, but everything ended up okay.
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June 16th, 2009, 06:33 AM
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Nothing to add that hasn't already been said. But just wanted to let you know that I was able to deliver the girls vaginally. Both of them were head down. So I was lucky in that regard.
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