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July 13th, 2009, 10:37 PM
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I had my appointment today and everything was good.Since the beginning my doc and i have always talked about a c-section.Well today i asked what he thought about a vaginal birth and he says,you know,you don't HAVE to have a c-section.I was kinda shocked by this.He said as long as both babies continue to do well and they are both head down he see's no reason why i can't have a vaginal delivery.He also said that he is a little uncomfortable cutting through my previous scar tissue because it is so bad and really does not want to unless he absolutely has to.I was cut right above my pubic bone all the way to the top of my belly button.I've only had one c-section(which was a very traumatic experience) and that was 19 years ago,so this kinda freaked me out.

I just don't know what to do.I want to do what's best for the babies,but i'm not sure what that is now?There are three OBs in that practice.If i have a scheduled c-section i get the doctor that i want to deliver.But if my water breaks i get stuck with the one that's on call at that time.I'm also worried about delivering one vaginally and then having to have a c-section to deliver the other.I'd prefer one birthing method if at all possible.Another thing is the issue with there only being one placenta.I'm afraid that once baby A is out baby B will be deprived of oxygen because the placenta will start to seperate.My mind has just been going a mile a minute since my appointment.I think a csection would be best,but now he has me worried about my previous scar and if that can cause any problems.I'm scheduled to have my tubes tied so a csection just seems like the better way to go(never thought i'd be the one saying that LOL) I was dead set against csections before and have had three succesful VBACs.But now i just don't know what to do.

Have any of you had a vaginal delivery with Mono-Di twins?
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July 14th, 2009, 10:14 AM
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I was given the same options for delivery but I didnt get that far. Eclipse was Frank Breach and when I delivered it was on emergency basis. I would have loved a vaginal delivery and probably been a little happier with everything if I even got to have one vaginal and the other by c-section. The only thing that has been different is that my doctor delivers all of his patients weather he is on call or not. I love than about him. Im sure there have been people who delivered mono-di babies vaginally. I hope that you get the delivery that you want.
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July 14th, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Thanks Nessy,Did you have alot of scar tissue?
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July 14th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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I don't really have an option right now, but would love to. My doctor won't deliver vaginally unless both babies are head down. I'm been trying to get B to flip, but she won't. I'll read one thing and be convinced I should still have a vaginal delivery and read another thing and think it's safer for my girls to be delivered via csection.

I think it may be best for you to prepare for both and decide as the time gets closer. There may be another reason you need a csection besides the placenta, or you may be able to do a vaginal birth no problem. I know I'm probably in the minority, but I'd be willing to do a vaginal birth and risk a csection for the second baby.

I suggest you go look at the scar area of the csection board. That made me feel so much better. Lots of women have posted pictures of their incisions at different time intervals after birth.
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July 14th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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I wanted a vaginal delivery my entire pregnancy, but kept an open mind about maybe needing a c-section so I wouldn't be disappointed if I ended up with one.

I say your best bet is to go with the Dr's opinion.
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July 14th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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Thanks girls!I guess i'm just worried about what complications can occur during or after the c-section because of this huge vertical scar i have.It's pretty thick at the bottom where it started to open back up.

I would love to have another VBAC but i just want to do whats best for the twins,I think if there were two placentas i'd feel more at ease with a VBAC.I'm just worried that baby B would be deprived of oxygen after baby A was delivered since there's only one placenta.

But then i'm worried about the previous scar tissue with a section,but sometimes i know you really have no choice in the matter!LOL

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I suggest you go look at the scar area of the csection board. That made me feel so much better. Lots of women have posted pictures of their incisions at different time intervals after birth.
Thanks!Man,there scars look great compared to mine and it's been 19 years since i've had my c-section!
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