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I'm curious how many of you had vaginal births vs. c-sections...? Of Baby A was head down, but baby B, did B ever turn during delivery or did you have a breech extraction?
My Baby A is head down. Baby B is still flipping (breech one day and vertex the next). Doctors say vaginal birth should be fine and there is only a 2% chance they would have to do a c-sect after vag on A...but only if B won't turn once A is out and/or if she got stuck in breech extraction...
I just want to hear your stories and experiences as I am nearing d-time! (I went into PTL a week ago and was hospitalized for 4 days...things are slowed with meds, but I'm thinking they might arrive within the next few weeks...)
Hey . I hope the next few weeks go by quickly for you and the babies stay baking!
My OB was 100% onboard with vaginal as long as Baby A was head down (even if Baby B had been breach). His only request was that I get an epidural, because if he did have to go in to help manipulate Baby B after Baby A was out then it might be painful for me.
I attempted a vaginal. I was induced at 36w5d due to pre-eclampsia. Baby A was head down and Baby B was mostly transverse. I say attempted, because after 3+ hours of PUSHING, Baby A refused to budge. They even used a vacuum on his head ... no luck. So, I ended up with a C-section anyway, but it wasn't a case where I had delivered one vaginally and still had a c-section, because he never really made it that far out. I am sure if I had been able to get Baby A out then Baby B would have been no problem.
I had baby A vag. Baby b was transvers and big. Things went quick and smooth with baby A but by the time they got to baby B I had been flat on my back for too long and my oxygen wasnt great. they did try to turn but baby b was stuck on baby A's placenta and they didnt want to keep trying because of my oxygen levels. I think things would have gone bettter if they hadnt insisted I lay flat. I wasnt able to do that after about 16weeks. But If I had it to do all over again I still would try for a Vag. The csection recovery was tough. Especially when your up and down all night with 2 babies.
Good luck, I hope everything goes well. And however things work out, Its just great to go home with 2 healthy babies.
I had my twins at 37.5 week. Scheduled inductiond. Both were vertex. Baby A was born vaginally with barely any pushing. Baby B was born via emergency C/S. When she came down she came arm and cord first. When the Dr tried to reposition her she started not being able to recover from the contractions.
B spent one night in the NICU for breathing issues, but was back in my room the following afternoon. The recovery for my Vaginal/C-section birth was easier then then recovery from my first singletons vaginal delivery.
I was induced at 37 weeks. My Dr was ok with vaginal birth as long as baby A was head down, and she had been head down for a long time. Baby B on the other hand flip flopped all over the place, well every position except head down. The plan was to flip baby b once baby a was out, but I had to have an epidural. Which was completely fine with me. Baby a came out really easy, then Baby b was turned with no problems and also came out fairly easy.
my dr was on board ffor vag delivery as long as baby a was head down - which she was. at delivery baby b was head down too. i was induced at 38 weeks. after baby a was out baby b decended to the birth canal on her own and the dr broke her water. baby b was born 7 mins after A with no complications.
So glad you asked about this. ive been wondering the same thing. im really hoping for a vaginal birth but all i have hear (Of course from either people with out chilldren or only having singletons) is how i am going to have to have a csection.
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Nov, 19 2011 HCG- 248.1
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My girls flipped constantly, but when I went into labor they were both head down. I had a lot of pressure even then from the hospital staff to have a c-section, but I ended up delivering them vaginally.
With twins sometimes you don't know what's going to happen until game day - as my OB put it.
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I had a vag birth. Both of mine were head down at birth, however, regardless, as long as A was head down they would do vag. Once A is out, B can flip, they can flip him, or as my doctors said so professionally (lol) grab his leg and yank him out.