Twin Home Birth... - Anyone ?

Sonia - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if there are any other Mothers out there who have acheieved this?
I am nearly 19 weeks pregnant with my twins and will be having my third home birth after caesarean.

I am really getting sick of the people ask 'Oh wow twins.. Which hospital are you having them in?'

I am also contemplating a 'freebirth'

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Carissa - posted on 06/01/2013

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So I realize the OP will have had her twins by now but for anyone else out there, I just had my twins at home in under two hours, I hired 4 midwives to be here one with extensive twin and breech experience. It is so awesome, hard but awesome, be educated and be empowered, there is nothing "high risk" just because they're twins just different risks and the same goes for birthing at home, it isnt' more risky and the hospital has its own set of risks involved as well.

Jo Ann - posted on 10/08/2011

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My twins were born at home with no control in the matter. Both girls age 26 and fine. I have a grandson who was also birthed at home on 10-10-10

Emma - posted on 06/02/2010

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sorry just realised you would have had them by now! did you have the homebirth in the end?

Emma - posted on 06/01/2010

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oh my twins were born at 38 weeks plus 4 days and were 6 pnds 9oz and 6 pnds 11oz! big girls!

Emma - posted on 06/01/2010

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hi good on ya for standing your ground on the birth you want to have! when i went to my first hospital appointment at 10 weeks with my twins the first thng the midwife said to me was no homebirth so i just took it at that, then i was quite upset as nearing my due date twin 1 amy was breech so they booked me for a section they said they just dont have the knowledge or people to help with a breech birth so in the end i felt no choice i had to go through with the section and i am terrified of operations so i had a panic attack in the theatre i have had a normal birth in past with my eldest and really would have preferred that but according to doctors no chance in this instance was very downhearted i couldnt have the birth i wanted but just now glad that my babies were born safe and well!
i live in the uk, are you from the us? are the polocies different over there because no midwife would come to a homebirth with twins over here because most just dont have the experience and especially my breech birth! how are your babies positioned at mo?

Gemma - posted on 12/22/2009

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Hi just another angle on this, i had my twins in hospital, but had no pain relief and was very much like my first 2 single labours, i was never advised that i had to have an epidural or extra monitoring, but i know others that have....i have always wanted a home birth but family were against it, so had my twins in hospital, there were no complications in the pregnancy and went in to labur at 37 weeks, but sadly even after all the scans, it was not found that my babies were very small (even tho i was told they were averaqe single baby wieght) they were 4lb 14oz and 3lb 12oz, my little girl was rushed to nicu and spent 3 weeks there.......although i understand there could be complications, with any pregnancy/labour you are of course far more at risk, is it worth the chance/risk????

Michelle - posted on 12/07/2009

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There are always going to be people that are for and against your decisions and opinions. That is what a discussion forum is all about. It isn't that people are intentionally wanting to upset others, just that opinions differ that is all. I have had twins myself, and was glad that I had them in a hospital. I did have a c-section after spending 28 agonising hours in labour trying to have them naturally. I have also had a natural birth as well with my oldest daughter. All I ever cared about was that my babies were both healthy. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, and that your home birth is all that you want it to be Sonia.

Marie - posted on 11/02/2009

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You're welcome. I'm sorry if I upset you or something. That was just the way I understood the information I was given.

Sonia - posted on 11/02/2009

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Quoting Marie:

It was my understanding that all twins had to be born in an operating room.
Even if you plan to have them naturally, complications can happen and they occur much more often with twin births than singletons.
They usually do it in an operating room with a surgeon on standby so they can help if the babies go into distress at any time.
You can usually have a midwife but she has to cooperate with the doctors.
If you were at home it would be too risky. I mean I know you want to do this your way, most women do.. I can respect that- but a caesarian isn't the worst thing in the world.

I was also under the impression that most women are unable to have a natural birth with twins after a caesarian even though you can do it with a singleton. I took a multiple birth prenatal class and the teacher explained that your uterus is so stretched with the twins in there that it makes laboring dangerous as you could rip, so most women just have a c section.





Twins' dont ''have'' to be born in an operating room, infact where ever the mother is happy to do so, she can. It is your baby, your body and ultimatly your decision.


Complications can happen in ANY labour and birth, not just a twins' birth. I've already had two 'risky' home births; Becuase of the previous caesarean section, so I know all the risks involved. The midwife had said to me when I told her I am having my twins at home that she's already delivered some at home this year.


After the caesarean section experience i've had - Trust me it's the last thing I want to do or even risk!


Most women are obviously scared into giving birth naturally with twins, I won't let it happen to me not again - There are plenty of women who have had VBAC's with twins and I am about to have my 3rd VBAC, fully prepaired with notes and information for all those against ** MY ** decision.





Thanks for your reply.








 

Marie - posted on 11/02/2009

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It was my understanding that all twins had to be born in an operating room.
Even if you plan to have them naturally, complications can happen and they occur much more often with twin births than singletons.
They usually do it in an operating room with a surgeon on standby so they can help if the babies go into distress at any time.
You can usually have a midwife but she has to cooperate with the doctors.
If you were at home it would be too risky. I mean I know you want to do this your way, most women do.. I can respect that- but a caesarian isn't the worst thing in the world.

I was also under the impression that most women are unable to have a natural birth with twins after a caesarian even though you can do it with a singleton. I took a multiple birth prenatal class and the teacher explained that your uterus is so stretched with the twins in there that it makes laboring dangerous as you could rip, so most women just have a c section.

Jocelyn - posted on 10/13/2009

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I have a friend who did this and it worked out perfectly. She had them at home in a tub with a midwife. As long as there are no complications I don't see why you can't do it! Good luck!

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