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Hi ladies!! So glad you found us! Lots of twin mamas out there!

Just had my 14 week OB appt yesterday and I'm really hung up on the birth. I know it's a long way off but surely I'm not the only one thinking about it now. Curious how you all are planning or hope to give birth? According to my OB group, I feel like I'll probably end up with a scheduled c-section.

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Hi ladies!! So glad you found us! Lots of twin mamas out there!

Just had my 14 week OB appt yesterday and I'm really hung up on the birth. I know it's a long way off but surely I'm not the only one thinking about it now. Curious how you all are planning or hope to give birth? According to my OB group, I feel like I'll probably end up with a scheduled c-section.
Ugh! I hear ya! I really don't want to have a c-section but my practice has not been very supportive so far. Obviously what is most important is healthy babaies, but I have talked to lots of vaginal birthing twin moms. There is a good FB group for naturally parenting multiples. My babies are identical mono/di twins so they share a placenta. Still waiting to see the specialist but both the midwife and the dr at my practice has hinted that they usually schedule a section for 38 weeks but might let me try for a vag birth if I naturally go into labor before that I am not so confident about about this practice anyway and this might be the push I need to find another OB office that has more experience and support of twin vaginal births.
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We were told that our chances of a vaginal birth were very slim when we found out we were having twins, but that was the perinatologist talking. She told us we wouldn't be able to have our babies at home, and proceeded to tell us all the dangers that could happen. Of course, we were reeling from the shock of twins, and then all that info, but we did ask her for a dr. rec who would be willing to deliver vaginally. Then, we had a midwife appt., and come to find out, she has delivered quite a few sets of twins herself. Since mine are di/di, that is the ideal situation for twins. So, we are continuing to see the dr. that was recommended, but are anticipating a homebirth with our midwife. I am almost 31 weeks now, and both babies are head down, although I would be fine as long as baby A is head down. At 35/36 weeks, I will stop seeing Dr because at that point it will be a c-section if we don't have them at home, and drs are really good at those nowadays. Kristen, is there another group who does deliver twins vaginally? I would look around now. Yours are di/di, right? My midwife and the dr. I found both said there is no reason with the correct circumstances I cannot deliver vaginally. If both babies are healthy, and A is head down... I'm good to go. Both will deliver B breach. That can be very hard to find though. I only know one person in my area who delivered vaginally at the hospital. Oh, and the state here requires you to deliver in the OR. Hmmm, not my ideal birth, so we are hopefully opting out of that. Sdavis- I am also part of that fb group. They are great! I have so much more confidence from them in my decision, as well as some of the mamas who've pm'd me from here. I know mo/di have the potential for more complications, but it sounds like there are quite a few ladies there with that experience. Of course, I think with all multiples, where you give birth is a situation by situation thing Kristen- you should consider joining if you are on FB Lots of good, positive info there. Sorry for rambling, it's been on my mind since we found out there were 2 though!
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I am planning to do a second vbac with these twins. My first set was a c/s because they were both breech. I had a vbac last June with my most recent baby. It has taken a while but I think I have finally found a dr who (assuming conditions are favorable) will work with me.
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Hi ladies!! So glad you found us! Lots of twin mamas out there!

Just had my 14 week OB appt yesterday and I'm really hung up on the birth. I know it's a long way off but surely I'm not the only one thinking about it now. Curious how you all are planning or hope to give birth? According to my OB group, I feel like I'll probably end up with a scheduled c-section.
I have been thinking about the birth since we found out it was twins at 8 weeks. I was planning a home birth but with the requirements my midwife had I decided to find a supportive OB and have the, at the hospital. I interviewed a couple and found a wonderful OB. since mine are di/di it is great because he is laid back but I'm not worried about him stepping in if necessary. If you are really not comfortable with the vibe I would at least go talk to a couple others to see if there is a better option out there.

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Ugh! I hear ya! I really don't want to have a c-section but my practice has not been very supportive so far. Obviously what is most important is healthy babaies, but I have talked to lots of vaginal birthing twin moms. There is a good FB group for naturally parenting multiples. My babies are identical mono/di twins so they share a placenta. Still waiting to see the specialist but both the midwife and the dr at my practice has hinted that they usually schedule a section for 38 weeks but might let me try for a vag birth if I naturally go into labor before that I am not so confident about about this practice anyway and this might be the push I need to find another OB office that has more experience and support of twin vaginal births.
I would totally go see some other practices if I were you. I was really happy to find a doctor that was willing to work with the majority of my wishes unless something is wrong. It has made for a by low stress pregnancy because I am not concerned about him pushing me to do something I don't really want to, and definitely not without a very good reason. I hope you can find someone that will be a great support.

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We were told that our chances of a vaginal birth were very slim when we found out we were having twins, but that was the perinatologist talking. She told us we wouldn't be able to have our babies at home, and proceeded to tell us all the dangers that could happen. Of course, we were reeling from the shock of twins, and then all that info, but we did ask her for a dr. rec who would be willing to deliver vaginally. Then, we had a midwife appt., and come to find out, she has delivered quite a few sets of twins herself. Since mine are di/di, that is the ideal situation for twins. So, we are continuing to see the dr. that was recommended, but are anticipating a homebirth with our midwife. I am almost 31 weeks now, and both babies are head down, although I would be fine as long as baby A is head down. At 35/36 weeks, I will stop seeing Dr because at that point it will be a c-section if we don't have them at home, and drs are really good at those nowadays. Kristen, is there another group who does deliver twins vaginally? I would look around now. Yours are di/di, right? My midwife and the dr. I found both said there is no reason with the correct circumstances I cannot deliver vaginally. If both babies are healthy, and A is head down... I'm good to go. Both will deliver B breach. That can be very hard to find though. I only know one person in my area who delivered vaginally at the hospital. Oh, and the state here requires you to deliver in the OR. Hmmm, not my ideal birth, so we are hopefully opting out of that. Sdavis- I am also part of that fb group. They are great! I have so much more confidence from them in my decision, as well as some of the mamas who've pm'd me from here. I know mo/di have the potential for more complications, but it sounds like there are quite a few ladies there with that experience. Of course, I think with all multiples, where you give birth is a situation by situation thing Kristen- you should consider joining if you are on FB Lots of good, positive info there. Sorry for rambling, it's been on my mind since we found out there were 2 though!
Tat is so cool you found a midwife to use! We were planning on doing a homebirth until we found twins. Her requirements were both to be vertex where my OB will let me deliver vaginally if only Baby A is. We decided to just go ahead with a hospital birth so that I didn't get my hopes up all pregnancy and right at the end not be able to do a homebirth. I am really excited to hear how that goes. I hear it is a wonderful experience.

AFM: I have been so sick the last few days. That usually means a growth spurt for babies so I expect to be bigger once I feel better. I have started obsessing about figuring out all the stuff we need to get for these babies, especially since I never know if I will need bed rest or when they will come exactly. With my DS I was counting on going late so getting everything done ASAP was not so big a deal. And trying to figure out what we need 2 of and what one will do for. AHHH!! And don't even get me started on names.
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I am planning to do a second vbac with these twins. My first set was a c/s because they were both breech. I had a vbac last June with my most recent baby. It has taken a while but I think I have finally found a dr who (assuming conditions are favorable) will work with me.
That's great that you found a dr to work with you! When are you due?

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I have been thinking about the birth since we found out it was twins at 8 weeks. I was planning a home birth but with the requirements my midwife had I decided to find a supportive OB and have the, at the hospital. I interviewed a couple and found a wonderful OB. since mine are di/di it is great because he is laid back but I'm not worried about him stepping in if necessary.

Tat is so cool you found a midwife to use! We were planning on doing a homebirth until we found twins. Her requirements were both to be vertex where my OB will let me deliver vaginally if only Baby A is. We decided to just go ahead with a hospital birth so that I didn't get my hopes up all pregnancy and right at the end not be able to do a homebirth. I am really excited to hear how that goes. I hear it is a wonderful experience.

AFM: I have been so sick the last few days. That usually means a growth spurt for babies so I expect to be bigger once I feel better. I have started obsessing about figuring out all the stuff we need to get for these babies, especially since I never know if I will need bed rest or when they will come exactly. With my DS I was counting on going late so getting everything done ASAP was not so big a deal. And trying to figure out what we need 2 of and what one will do for. AHHH!! And don't even get me started on names.
That's great that you found an OB who is laid back and willing to deliver baby B breech! My midwife and OB will deliver under the same conditions, and I really don't want the hospital, so hopefully it will work out to have them at home.
Sorry to hear you've been sick I haven't even started buying stuff for these babies yet, and I'm at almost 31 weeks. Just saying that is giving me a panic attack, and we haven't even talked names. We probably won't all fit in our car anymore, so that's a huge stress, although I think we just found a solution (but it's not in place yet!). Not to mention the massive moving of rooms in the house, painting, small remodel projects, homeschooling, etc. while I'm supposed to be getting at least 4 hours of laying down rest every day and have no energy. I wish I would have found out early that there were two! It was late in the game for us, and I feel like I've been playing catchup the whole time. Catchup on weight gain, catchup on getting things done, and I have been exhausted by this pregnancy. My midwife keeps telling me not to start more projects and get help finishing, and I'm trying, but it's so hard. I'm lucky she hasn't put me on full bed rest yet just to try to keep me from doing too much Although she said to expect it at 34 weeks, so I don't have much time left to finish stuff
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Hi! I'm glad I found this! I'm 34+4 with di/di girls. My Baby A was previously engaged in the pelvis and vertex... And now she is breech! I'm doing tilts and inversions, and I'm getting ready for my first chiro appointment today to start Webster technique adjustments. Ordered some moxa sticks, too--I'm completely skeptical, but they were cheap enough that it's no loss and my feet will smell good and be warm, right? Haha.
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I have been with my OB for 2 years and the reason I chose him was because he is very pro VBAC. This will be my second VBAC. I tried to do an unassisted home birth, but after more than 72 hours of labor I went in for some drugs to help move things along. I keep having this dream that since DS paved the way the twins are going to come super fast- like on my way to the hospital fast. We live 30 minutes away from the hospital I am going to deliver at and that is if it isn't rush hour.

I want to ask you all about movements. I will be 14 weeks tomorrow and I swear I have a dance off going on in there. Baby B is the bigger active one and B will go crazy then pause. Baby A will then go crazy and pause. Then they will both try and go at the same time. They feel soooo huge. How are your movements? If you have had singleton pregnancies before do your twin movements feel stronger than your singleton? Anyone else wonder where they are going to go when they get bigger? Mine are just starting to poke up above my navel- it seems so early!
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Hi! I'm glad I found this! I'm 34+4 with di/di girls. My Baby A was previously engaged in the pelvis and vertex... And now she is breech! I'm doing tilts and inversions, and I'm getting ready for my first chiro appointment today to start Webster technique adjustments. Ordered some moxa sticks, too--I'm completely skeptical, but they were cheap enough that it's no loss and my feet will smell good and be warm, right? Haha.
What a stinker! I hope she turns soon for you!
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I want to ask you all about movements...How are your movements? If you have had singleton pregnancies before do your twin movements feel stronger than your singleton? Anyone else wonder where they are going to go when they get bigger? Mine are just starting to poke up above my navel- it seems so early!
It was weird, I always hear that about twins, but I felt these later than all of my others, and would have never guessed there were two to start with. Now that they are so big, it's a dance party, but it took a long time for me to get there. I'm wondering how my belly can stretch the rest of the way!
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