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C Section or Vaginal Delivery?

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January 29th, 2008, 01:28 PM
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This might sound like an awkward question, but can a C Section be requested if pregnant with twins?? My first son was born naturally, and I wasnt sure if C-Sections are more common with multiples??

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January 29th, 2008, 02:14 PM
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I was encouraged by my original doctor (who I seriously thought was a quack!) to "give it a try vaginally"... even though my first was a C-Section. Yeah, I found a new doctor QUICK. Not to mention, the guy wouldn't tie my tubes for me, forget that!

As for your situation, I'm not sure, I think usually they will have you try vaginal unless one is transverse or breech or they both are. It all depends on the doctor. I had a friend that had twins 1 vertex 1 breech, and she delivered them both vaginally.

I'm curious what your doc says. Let me know!
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January 29th, 2008, 02:39 PM
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In my situation...

Doctor was going to go Vag.... Baby B kept flipping to breach... about the 3rd time he did that I told the doctor I wanted a c/s cause I didnt want to give birth to one then be rushed for a c/s for the 2nd... (which does happen)

Well about week 32 Baby B was breach and Dr decided we are doing c/s... C/S is not all the glory tho... I still have a few days were my insides hurt and the twinkers are 3 months
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January 29th, 2008, 02:58 PM
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C-sections are more common with twins, but by no means a definite. Mostly depends on your history, previous c-sections and the position/s of the babies and of course your own doctors preferences. In my case I had a c-section as I had 2 sections before and my leading baby was breech in any case.

By the way, welcome and I hope you check in from time to time. Congratulations on your twins.

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January 29th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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Thank you

I was kind of hoping for a C-Section ... the mere thought of having to push 2 out is unbearable! One was bad enough!!

But thanks for the advice!! I will definately be asking my doctor =)

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January 29th, 2008, 05:13 PM
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My Doctor always told me that with multiples it's your choice to have a c/s or not. Even if both babies were head down I could still have a c/s.

I choose to try to go for vaginal and ended up having A vaginal and B emergency c/s. Both were head down. B's arm and cord started to come first, when the Dr. tried to rearranger her, her heartrate started dropping and not coming back..

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January 29th, 2008, 05:33 PM
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My doc originally said I could do either and it was my choice. But by 12 weeks baby A was firmly entrenched with her butt in my cervix and never moved so c/s it was. In a way I was glad the choice was taken from me because I was afraid of doing baby A vaginally and baby B by c/s. Didn't want to have to recover from both....
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January 29th, 2008, 06:58 PM
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I am hoping for vaginal delivery - I am scared to death of c/s's! Many doctors though I think would let it be your choice when it comes to multiples. Even if your doctor doesn't let you choose, I am sure you could find a doctor who would. I have been told though that a vaginal delivery of twins isn't much harder than of one because the first makes the way and the second comes out easier - I am not sure if this is true or not but the person who made this statement has a set of twins and then a singleton.

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January 30th, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Mine had to be taken via csection b/c baby B (Is) was in trouble!

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February 2nd, 2008, 11:27 AM
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I had a c-section with #1 and decided to go with a c-sec for the twins. My OB was fine with either way with the twins. I ended up having an emergency c-section at 35 weeks though, due to possible uterine rupture.
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February 2nd, 2008, 10:14 PM
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Im not to sure what were going to do yet. I still have a while to think about it. My DD was born Vag. and I always wanted to keep going vag but I dont know if I will with twins it freaks me out having a section as well... Im at a loss... lol. I guess it all depends on what the twins have planned for me.

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