C-Section??? I realy dont want one!! Bolth Breech.

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Liz - posted on 06/04/2009

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I had to have an emergceny c section for my girls - and I had really had my hopes set on a natural birth, but the whole pregnancy was crappy! The girls were so tiny at 34 wks (when they were born), the doc said that size wise they way as well have been born at 30 wks.... And if I had gone with natural labour, my oldest lorelai wouldnt have made it through...
My only advice is, trust your doctor... the end goal is to go home with two healthy babies... reagardless of how they were born!

Christine - posted on 06/02/2009

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why don't you want one?
i could think of many pros and cons for either way so i decided to just leave it up to them.
i ended up with a c-section (at the time i kinda was leaning towards wanting a natural birth) but now i'm actually kinda glad i had the c-section.
also with natural birth there is always a chance you will have to switch to c-section during or after the first is born..cuz the other can move around after that.
that would suck.
if you have the c-section (or even a rough natural birth) i really recommend having someone around to help out the first few days home!

Kelle - posted on 05/16/2009

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For me, baby A was always head down. Baby B was in a different position all the time. The last time before going into labor 'B' was transverse. But my doctor was very cool and asked me what I wanted to do. I said I would like to have a vaginal delivery if possible. We hoped that 'B' would have time and room to go head down after 'A' was delivered. So when it came time I was sent to the OR (just in case)... they did an ultrasound right there and both were head down.. except 'B' was facing down rather then up... so after 'A' was delivered they pushed on my tummy to turn 'B'. And everything was fine.
I was so lucky and happy to have a vaginal deliver.
Yours might be breech but they can still turn at any moment. And you hopefully only need 'A' to turn. But thats still risky because you could end up with a vaginal/c-section delivery.

Sarah - posted on 05/12/2009

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I didn't want to have a c-section either but one little girl wouldn't go head down. Just trust your Doctor is doing the right thing for you and the babies. Good Luck

Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2009

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My babies were both head down until 34 weeks when they both decided to go breach on me. I was really upset about it because I had wanted a natural (drug free) vaginal birth. When my doctor explained that she and most doctors will not diliver breech twins vaginally (especially for first time moms), I was totally bummed and completely upset. A c- section was NOT part of my plans. I did some research about having the babies turned and the only technique that didn't sound painfull was Moxibustion which is a form of acupuncture. I talked to a clinic that offered the service and they explained there is a pretty good sucess rate when it is performed by 34 weeks but after that it is usually too late. They also told me that if the baby (twin A) fliped it was possible that it may flip again. I ended up not having the proceedure done because there was no gaurantee that it would work at this stage of my pregnancy. I started preparing myself for a c-section. I thought about it long and hard and decided that I would rather have the surgery rather then not be gauranteed to diliver both naturally. No offence ladies but I wold be so mad if one was dilivered naturally and the other by c section. I had a schedualed c at 37weeks 4 days, and I wouldn't change my decision at all. I recovered very quick and it wasn't as painfull as I thought it would be. I wish you luck in whatever your decision will be.

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Katelyn - posted on 06/23/2009

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Quoting Katelyn:

thanks for all the help. Had my twins May 23 @5 in the morning i had a natural birth bolth ended up head down by the time it was to have them. baby A was a boy 6.2oz and baby B 6.13oz i was induced and had an epideral the birth part was good but i guess i decided to try and bleed todeath afterwords, i had a tear on the inside but after like an hour of bleeding it finaly slowed down i didnt get to see the babies till like 2ish my step mom didnt leave the babies side till i got to see them. they are now a month old i was walking and feeling great like a week after im now able to run and swim and i wouldnt of wanted to have the babies any other way it was an all around great exsperience.



oops baby B was a girl

Katelyn - posted on 06/23/2009

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thanks for all the help. Had my twins May 23 @5 in the morning i had a natural birth bolth ended up head down by the time it was to have them. baby A was a boy 6.2oz and baby B 6.13oz i was induced and had an epideral the birth part was good but i guess i decided to try and bleed todeath afterwords, i had a tear on the inside but after like an hour of bleeding it finaly slowed down i didnt get to see the babies till like 2ish my step mom didnt leave the babies side till i got to see them. they are now a month old i was walking and feeling great like a week after im now able to run and swim and i wouldnt of wanted to have the babies any other way it was an all around great exsperience.

User - posted on 06/02/2009

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The babies health and well-being is the most important. The pain and discomfort of a c-sec is only temporary, don't let it get in the way of making the most safe decision for the babies. Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.

Amy - posted on 06/02/2009

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I also had a c-section with my twins..they were both breech. Emily came butt first and CJ feet first. I agree, you have to get moving ASAP..I was up walking the next morning. It wasn't fun but it was the safest, quickest way to get them here. I didn't hurt at all, just a lot of pressure..it was scary at first but it worked out fine! Be brave..it goes so quick, it will be over before you know it!

Linda - posted on 06/02/2009

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C-Sections - I had 3 of them. Each was a medical emergency. High Blood Pressure runs in my family and I was at risk with each pregnancy. All my children were premies.



Although my son was the only full term baby, his birth weight was 5 lbs 13 oz which was under 6 lbs. He will be 30 years old at the end of the year and is serving our country in IRAQ.



My second child wa born two months early and came in at 2 lbs. 9 ozs. She just celebrated her 16th birthday and has made honors in her sophmore year of high school.



And lastly, my twins.......they were born at 21 weeks. They weighed in at 1 lb 12oz each. This was my scariest birth. They were in the hospital for 3 months. It is now 12 1/2 years later and they are doing very well.



Had I not had those C-Sections, I would not have had all these great years of being a mother.



If the C-Section is what you need to help successfully deliver your baby, then please consider it. You don't want to put yourself or your baby at risk by not having surgery.



Good luck and God Bless!

Stacy - posted on 05/30/2009

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I had a c-section with my twins and they were both head down. My doctor told me that if i delivered natural i could have the 1st one born and them the other twin might due a flip and that could of ended up having a c-section after all. I just asked for c-section cause i didn't want to have to heal in both areas. Good Luck....

Rachel - posted on 05/28/2009

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Also... in addition, something else. If you have a spinal block, it's possible you will itch like crazy! A friend told me that, and I didn't believe it, but I scratched my face so much I left marks! It's totally normal & the benedryl works great! Do whatever you need to do to do what's best for those babies! I didn't see my girl (baby B) until almost 24 hours later b/c she was in NICU and I couldn't get up til that next day...that was stinky, but I knew they were getting the best care! They did have to feed with a bottle, but there was a lactation consultant on staff at the hospital who helped babies learn to nurse! Good luck, again!

Rachel - posted on 05/28/2009

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Mine both turned breech at 32 weeks and stayed that way til they were born at 36 weeks,5 days! I had a C-sect b/c my dr. said if both are breech, he wouldn't attempt a vag delivery! The C/S wasn't bad. Most important... get up and walk!! There will be gas build up from the open tummy surgery, so the more you move, the more the gas will work itself out! Also, the more you move, the less likely you are to get stiff! The incision from my C/S didn't really get sore until about day 3 or 4, but it was manageable! I've had 2 vag births as well, and I'd prefer a vag birth... however, the C wasn't as bad as I had feared! Good luck however it turns out! And remember, when you're holding those babies in your arms, you won't care how they got there!

Regina - posted on 05/26/2009

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I am facing a possible c-section. I am terrified as well. Baby A is presenting in a perfect position, but B is breech. I can try a vaginal birth and will most like be successful with A but then B might need a c-section after all. Then I face recovering from both c-section and vaginal birth. My doctor is willing to deliver the second breech and has had many years of experience with this, especially with twins. Still I worry. About the surgery, the pain,the bloating, the chance of infection, not getting to hold see or nurse my babies right away. I guess the best we can do is stay positive. Even though many people think I'm crazy. I leaning toward trying for the natural birth. I am so scared though. I'm not very religous, but I hope there is a higher power in my corner that day. I would like to hear how things went for you. I hope no matter what you stay positive and recover quickly. you are in my thoughts. Good luck!

Hilda - posted on 05/22/2009

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I had the same problem when I was pregnant with my twins and had c-section. My friend of mine who had twins had one delivered natural & the other c-section tells me she wishes she would have gone with the c-section. It was just to painful when doctors tried to adjust the baby from bolth breech. Best of luck.

Gemma - posted on 05/22/2009

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i was told i would have 2 have a c-section with my twins. at first i agreed but i felt so strongly about not having one i decided against it. they like to give you a c-section because you are more at risk of needing one with twins. i had both of mine naturally in the end so if you dont want one u need 2 tell them

Sarah - posted on 05/20/2009

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Quoting Katelyn:

The recovery time sounds long and it sounds painful and the wait like from 2pm to 5pm seems very long to see your babies. I'm a very worried type person i don't like or trust hospitals i heard of one lady who wanted to breastfeed right away but while she was sleeping the nurses took the baby out of the room and bottle fed her baby and after that the baby wouldn't take her breast. I don't know i think I'm too much of a worry worm but i don't want to be over protective.

I've taken into some thought and it sounds as if I'm better off getting a c-section......as much a i don't want to like said i would hate to have one natural and have to have the other by c-section because i can just see twin B being that stubborn and moving up not wanting to come out lol



i guess it depends on how far along you are when you deliver and how well they are doing because by twins never left my room. I was wheeled from the operating room with them on my bed into my recovery room. They were never taken away from me. I would just tell the nurses that you don't want them to be bottle fed. I am sure they will respect that.



I sooo did not want a c-section either, since I already had  2 great experiences with vaginal deliveries. But baby A was transverse and baby B was breech, I didn't have a choice. Recovery does take longer than a vaginal delivery but pain wise you can get medication to take home. I did!!



I don't think you are worrying too much. You can't be over protective with a newborn. If you have expectations, let the nurses and doctors know. When going through labor, mothers usually have a birth plan that they want followed. Having a c-section is no different. Good luck!!!

Pam - posted on 05/20/2009

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I agree that the c-section & recovery were much easier than carrying twins for months & months!

One DD had cord wrapped around her & we didn't know it - she could have died if I had delivered naturally. We did a scheduled c-section because she was 2lb 2oz and 1.5 inches smaller and flow thru her cord was slower. She had been transverse the whole time while her sister had been head down & low for a long time.

Don't worry. Hold the hand of the anesthesiologist or nurse who is at your head. If you go into it with a bad attitude you will find the negative in everything that happens. Think about how you have to get up to go to the bathroom every half hour, (every 15 minutes as it gets closer) and be glad to have a catheter after the birth! I was thrilled, and I'm not kidding.

Nurses brought the NICU baby to my room for nursing as she was only there till she could keep her temp up herself. Someone (dad, grandparents) was with her constantly in NICU, so I felt better about it.

Never having a major labor pain is a good thing in my mind. I can't imagine wanting a vaginal birth.

Terra - posted on 05/18/2009

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One of my twins was head down and the other was breech at the time of the delivery. I had them both naturally. The breech baby was actually a piece of cake after her bigger brother was born. The doctor was comfortable with a breech delivery and I all but refused to have a c-section after what I'd just been through with the first one. I you have to have a c-section, I would suggest just scheduling it in the first place.

Cne' - posted on 05/18/2009

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I did no want to have a C Section at all! But my doctor was one of those that didn't want my boys to get to big and create problems. But there weren't any yet. I went ahead and let her. IT WAS AMAZING! I was taking pictures as my boys were coming out! I was up and moving the next day! It seriously was an easy way but my sissy butt would take it again :). I do think I would love to try to give birth naturally but everyone scares me ow that I haave had such an easy birth!

Kehli - posted on 05/16/2009

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I had my g/g twins at 38 weeks. Baby A was delivered vaginally. Baby B was a C-section. I was told that I had to have an epidural. I didn't want one. I never had one with my other 4 kids, but they told me that if I didn't get it they would put me to sleep if anything went wrong. They took Baby A from the room immediately. My husband didn't get to go into the O.R. until after she was born. Then they went to the NICU to wait for her sister. Baby B was transverse and they didn't want to turn her or wait for her to turn. She also went to the NICU until I was out of the O.R. I spent 3 hours in the O.R. waiting for them to sew me up so I could see my babies. My girls were given a bottle even though they knew I was gonna breastfeed. I was told that the babies sugar levels were dropping and they couldn't wait. It was good that both my babies were healthy. So I guess the C-section wasn't too bad. I just wanted to deliver them both vaginally. If you know you are gonna need a C-section for at least one, then just schedule one. It will save you the pain of doing both.

Evelyn - posted on 05/13/2009

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i ended up having an emergency C section the kids were good, but i took awhile to recover. hope all goes well for you

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Not trying to scare you, but I think you deserve an honest opinion from someone who had a really bad experience. I had a c-section with my twin boys (now 15 months). Twin A, who was the first presenting and bigger twin (6 lbs), was complete breach. Twin B, who was much, much smaller (2 lbs lighter), was head down but he was going to present second. I was told a vaginal delivery was very dangerous because the babies chins could "lock" on the way out (twin A's chin catching on twin B due to positioning). I absolutely did not want a c-section and tried everything over the course of eight weeks to try to get A to turn. Unfortunately, nothing worked so I had a scheduled c-section at 37 weeks 5 days. I cried and cried the morning of my c-section because I didn't want a c-section. I did not get to see my babies immediately after delivery -- the doctor passed them off to the nurse without so much as lifting them up over the drape so I could see them. I could hear them crying, but couldn't see them. It was heartbreaking. I didn't see them until my surgery was complete and we were all on the way to recovery -- it was very stressful to not be able to see them for 30+ minutes after delivery. Make sure your doctor lets you see them right away. I started vomiting during surgery (this is very, very common when they place your uterus back inside your body after delivery) and vomited non-stop for at least an hour after surgery. I had all my family members in the recovery room holding the babies when all I could do was puke. Honestly, I was so sick I didn't want anything to do with my babies for several hours after surgery. By then, my smaller son was in the NICU for low blood sugar and I wasn't able to see him or nurse him until the next evening. I thought the recovery was very painful and I had horrible edema from all the IV fluids I was given - it was very difficult to walk I was so swollen. My MD said is was the worst case of edema he had ever seen -- I could barely bend my legs they were so swollen. I was up walking shortly after delivery but I still had a lot of pain. Then, my milk didn't come in for almost two weeks after delivery -- my MD and lactation consultant said this was normal for a women who had a scheduled c-section without actually going into labor - because my body wasn't "ready" to delivery, I hadn't had the hormonal changes necessary to start producing milk, despite nursing every two hours and pumping for thirty minutes after nursing. Basically, it was a horrible, horrible experience and not at all the delivery I planned. I felt that the side effects of my c-section absolutely interferred with my ability to bond with my sons and greatly interferred with my ability to nurse my sons. However, that being said, what was the alternative? The goal is two happy, healthy babies. Yes, you can try for a natural delivery with twins, but it will be risky and has a high probability of resulting in a c-section anyway. Even though my experience was awful, I know it was the best thing for my sons -- who are beautiful and perfectly healthy. Would they have been had I tried a natural birth? I'll never know. But God forbid if I had tried and had one or both of them injured as a result. I think having a c-section was the right decision for me. If you can't get them to turn, that is probably your safest option. My suggestions would be to discuss some of the problems I had with your MD to see if you could avoid having the same problems. E.g., insist that your babies be shown to you immediately on delivery; ask your MD not to go crazy with the IV fluids so you don't blow up like a balloon; ask for anti-nausea drugs BEFORE you start puking your guts out (they gave them too me once I started puking -- what's the point then? - I threw them up right away anyway?); insist that you be wheeled down to the NICU to nurse if one or both of your babies end up there. Obviously, a c-section is not ideal and is not what you want, but sometimes life doesn't go as planned. Good luck and I will be praying that you can get those babies to turn so you have the option of a natural birth!!!

Lynne - posted on 05/12/2009

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Hi, I had my first twin a boy naturally, with just gas and air, and then when it came to my daughter, she was head first but had her foot stuck first. They took me into to theatre to give me a spinal so they could try and move it, but also took me off a drip so my cervix closed and she had to be delivered by emergency c-section. There is an hour and 5 mins between them. It was all quite frightening as it wasn't planned. It would have been a lot easier if I had had a c-section for the two of them. Also I had the added stress of her being distressed. Go for the safer option and have a c-section. Yeah it hurts for a while after, but a least your precious children will be safe x

Jenny - posted on 05/11/2009

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I THINK A C-SECTION IS BETTER THEN VAGINAL......THE RECOVERY TO ME WAS EASIER. AND IT IS SAFER FOR YOUR BABYS IF ONE OR BOTH ARE NOT IN POSITION.ITS NOT AS SCARY AS IT SOUNDS EITHER. HOPE THIS HELPS!!! JENNY

Holly - posted on 05/11/2009

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Oh and I forgot to say I was at 39 weeks so the twins were developmentally ok to plan the c-section.

Holly - posted on 05/11/2009

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My twins were born by a c-section. My son was head down but my daughter was transverse. I still wanted to try for a natural birth, but I wasn't dilating, or progressing in anyway. My doctor was more concerned that if I delivered vaginally I might hemorrhage and bleed out. My c-section was easy, and the next day I was up, moving around, and taking a shower. I think that that helped me to heal faster. Actually the worse part was the horrible gas pains the day after, which nobody told be about. Make sure to take some maylox or something like that with you.

Katie - posted on 05/10/2009

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I had a scheduled c-section with my twins because of how they were positioned and honestly, it was a breeze! I would do it again in a heartbeat! The recovery wasn't that bad at all...just keep on top of your meds. I saw my girls right after they were born and they never left my side after they were all cleaned up. All of us went home 3 days later. Don't let people scare you, its not bad at all.

Katie - posted on 05/10/2009

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I had a scheduled c-section with my twins because of how they were positioned and honestly, it was a breeze! I would do it again in a heartbeat! The recovery wasn't that bad at all...just keep on top of your meds. I saw my girls right after they were born and they never left my side after they were all cleaned up. All of us went home 3 days later. Don't let people scare you, its not bad at all.

Ora - posted on 05/10/2009

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I was scared to death of having a c-section. But it's no big deal at all. You will not feel a thing and you will still get to see your babies. It's safer for them for you to have a c-section. Just make sure you walk the next day and follow the doc's instructions.

Kristy - posted on 05/10/2009

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Twin A was generally head down, but flipped herself several times in the late stages of my pregnancy (Like others, I have no idea how) and I was really worried that I would have to have C section. Twin B was always breech, apart from one scan at about 28 wks, but he had turned breech again by the following fortnight. Unlike others, I chose to try Vaginal if possible, knowing that B was breech and I may have to have a C-section anyway - that didn't bother me because it was also possible B would turn after A was born. I had my twins at 36+6, and despite being breech previously, twin A was beautifully head down, twin B still breech when I was induced (twin B also had too much fluid around him so safter to deliver). In the end, they were both born vaginally after a 3 1/2 hr labour, but there were a few probs - Twin A wasn't breathing, and Twin B turned by himself after twin A was born, but his cord prolapsed on the way out. They were both ok though, spent 2 nights in NICU. I think delivering twins is always going to have added risks, just listen to the doctors because they're the ones who are trained to manage that risk. I also wouldn't worry so much about babies being given formula. Mine were given formula for their first few feeds because they had to go to NICU and I was stuck in delivery on a drip to contract the uterus.I also had gest diabetes, and their blood sugars had to be kept stable. I didn't see them for 5 hours after they were born, but they still took the breast the next day. They are 5 1/2 months old now, and happy little bubbas!

Nancy - posted on 05/10/2009

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my twins were transverse breech at delivery time. i didn't want a c-section at all. my doc offered to turn them around and honestly i wish i had let him. i truely wanted to enjoy a vaginal birth but it didn't happen. recovery sucked. if you can somehow have a vaginal birth, do it. best of luck.

Tanika - posted on 05/10/2009

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Mine were born by Emergency C-Section. I was in labor in my back for 2 days and didn't know it. Went to the dr on the 3rd day and by the time my dr checked me out the babies were dropping down so I had to be rushed to the hospital into emergency C-section. I didn't want one either back then but now I thank the lord for it b/c without that my babies wouldn't be here with me now. Good Luck!!!

Katelyn - posted on 05/10/2009

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The recovery time sounds long and it sounds painful and the wait like from 2pm to 5pm seems very long to see your babies. I'm a very worried type person i don't like or trust hospitals i heard of one lady who wanted to breastfeed right away but while she was sleeping the nurses took the baby out of the room and bottle fed her baby and after that the baby wouldn't take her breast. I don't know i think I'm too much of a worry worm but i don't want to be over protective.

I've taken into some thought and it sounds as if I'm better off getting a c-section......as much a i don't want to like said i would hate to have one natural and have to have the other by c-section because i can just see twin B being that stubborn and moving up not wanting to come out lol

Emily - posted on 05/09/2009

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Much to my dismay my girls were both in position. I wanted a c-section from the beginning because I knew there was a strong possibility that I would end up delivering vaginally and then have to have a c-section like others mentioned. Luckily baby A broke my water and I never went into labor...so I had a c-section without exhausting myself pushing etc...



The c-section was NOTHING compared to carrying twins. I also was up and walking around the morning after (had the section at 10:30 pm). I was out walking two weeks later.



Best of luck to you!

Jillian - posted on 05/09/2009

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Both of my twins were also breech, but I had a planned vaginal breech birth, but Baby B didn't take contractions well and his heart rate kept dropping, so I had to have a c-section anyway. I was scared, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The recovery time is longer and the pain after is worse than natural, but after a week or so it gets better, and they give you painkillers to dull the pain. The worse thing for me was the constipation from the painkillers, even with stool softeners it was horrible, but that passes too.

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I delivered my first two children naturally and with no meds. They were the longest days of my life... the labor was long, even though when it was time to push, they were out in 20 minutes. Then seven months ago I had my twins by c-section. There are positives and negatives with both kinds of delivery. Like I said, the natural labor was difficult with my singletons, and I cannot imagine doing contractions being as big as I was with twins (I delivered at 34 weeks, and they were 6 pounds each.) And I was scared because all of my ultrasounds showed both babies breech, every time, meaning c-section to our doctors... they wouldn't even try for natural if baby a was breech. So when my water broke and we had our last ultrasound and found out it was c-section, I cried, but the nurses reassured me that it would be fine. It all went sooooo fast. Water broke at 11:30am, delivery at 2pm and to my room and see the babies by 5pm. When I delivered naturally, contractions started both times at 5am and lasted all day long. When I was FINALLY dilated enough to push it was 9pm the first time, and 11pm the second. Two long days compared to one short surgery. And my nurse talked me through the whole surgery; it was scary at times, and it feels completely wierd!!! Good luck, and just try to keep those babies inside as long as possible. Also, eat your protein! That's what puts weight on the babies!

Sarah - posted on 05/05/2009

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My first and only pregnancy was identical twin girls. They were born a year and a half ago today! I was very scared toward the end of my pregnancy as to wether I was going to have them c-section or natural. Our girls came almost 7 weeks early because one of the girls didn't have much fluid around her, so I didn't have a choice. I didn't have any problems with my c-section and if I had to do it again I would do the same. One piece of advice...don't lay around a lot after your c-section, it will make it much harder on you. It happened to a friend of mine. I remembered that and I moved around as much as I could and I got along great!! I was walking around about 14 hours after having them, even though the nurses didn't want me to, but I felt pretty good. Hope that helped & good luck! Twins will open a whole new world to you...its awesome...u'll see! :-)

Alana - posted on 05/04/2009

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Twin A for me was breech, so I had to do the c section. At first I was prepared for the possibility, but when it was confirmed, I didn't mind, as I for sure didn't want to do both. I went into labour about a week and a half before my scheduled c section, and had the surgery emergency. I was home in 2.5 days. Like the ladies before said, just get up and move around as soon as you are allowed. If you let things stiffen up, it would be much worse. Just relax and enjoy...There are some benefits to this surgery! Things don't stretch out downstairs the way they would vaginally!

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I was going to try to avoid a c-section. A was head down, B was breech. I had a pretty rough pregnancy and was induced at 37 weeks. I never went into 'real' labor and when they broke my water, B's heartrate went up considerably. They told me the safest option was to do a c-section. It ended up being a good thing since B was stuck in my ribs and they literally had to jump on me to dislodge and pull her out.



Try to remember the MAIN thing is to get the babies here safely regardless of how they may need to come out. Good luck! :)

Whitney - posted on 05/04/2009

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I did not want a c-section either, but when I went into labor, my doctor did an ultrasound and A was head-down and ready to go, but B was breech and butt down. She said we could deliver the first vaginally but it was 50/50 for the second. I was terrified that I would have to go through the pain of a vaginal delivery and then the recovery from the c-section. So, to not risk having both, I opted for the c-section. I'm 6 weeks out, and doing great. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and an added bonus... my doctor (and probably most others) scrape the uteran walls after you deliver, so you don't bleed as much/long post-partum. :o)

Katy - posted on 05/03/2009

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I decided to go for the c-section because I didn't want to go thru all of the regular labor just to head to an emergency c-section anyway! (water ended up breaking early & had no choice but to do a c-section, so all worked out) I had another one w/my singleton a yr ago. It really isn't that bad. The worse part for me was mentally preparing for the actual surgery. I really didn't think the recovery was that bad at all. Of course, I stayed on top of each drug dose until I left the hospital! :)

Christina - posted on 05/03/2009

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I also had twins both head down at time of delivery- had baby A naturally- then baby B decided he wasn't going to come out. His heart rate dropped and I ended up having a c-section anyway!!! I would have preferred to just schedule the delivery and get them out without all the labor and drama!!

Dawn - posted on 05/03/2009

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Both my girls were breach also. Baby A was transverse w/ umbilical cord down. We realized this at 30 or 31 weeks. I had weekly US because I got Fifth's disease (from my son who was in K). For whatever reason, she wouldn't turn. I mentally prepared myself, and the c-section wasn't so bad. My first two were born at home w/ a midwife, so this was a stretch for me. They were able to stay at my head in a basinet while they sewed me up. I met them in the recovery room, nursed, and one had some grunting (which is common with c-sections). So they went to NICU to check out breathing, which was fine, had a bath, and met me in my room. They were gone for an hour and a half, max. Stayed with me in the room the rest of the time. Healing from major abdominal surgery sucks, but the outcome was great. My girls are a year now and growing big (22 + lbs each). I now experience pregnancy amnesia to the pain. Good luck. Research and be prepared, and things wont be so scary for you.

Stephanie - posted on 05/03/2009

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They might end up shifting again. Mine would do that a lot. One week they would be breeched, the next head down. I couldn't believe they could move so much like that especially when I was so freggin huge! Didn't think they had enough room...but apparently they did.

I ended up having a c-section only because Madison's heart rate dropped and they had to get the girls out of me asap. My experience was like a nightmare...but the whole c-section part wasn't bad. Just bad circumstances with everything. Recovery afterwards is a bit much...but whatever way you go will be the safest for you and your baby.

Jan - posted on 05/03/2009

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Are you being told that you have to have one? If there is no medical emergency, you have the choice. The risk you run into with twins is like Amy mentioned- having one naturally and the other via c-sec. My twins were delivered through c-sec, and to be quite honest, it was the best thing ever! I have no other kids to compare it to, but if I were to go back and do it all over, I would definitely opted for the c-sec. It was sooo easy. Day two is the worst in terms of pain, but if you push yourself to walk, shower, etc., you should heal more quickly. I felt pretty good after about 10 days- like I could do most things that I could prior to surgery. It's really not that bad. However, if you are really wanting to do natural birth, go with it!! Just remember, birth plans almost never happen the way the are 'supposed' to with a singleton, let alone twins :) Best of luck to you!

Amy - posted on 05/02/2009

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Both my twins were head down at time of labour, then twin A came out naturally and twin B decided to go up in my stomache and turned breech , Dr. tried to reach for him and couldn't so Twin B was delivered by c- section! my advice to you is to have the c-section or you might have both! The c-section wasn't that bad!

Katelyn - posted on 05/02/2009

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Every thing was going good baby A was vertical and baby B was breech but that was okay because baby B can always move but my last ultrasound the lady told me they where both breech baby A moved!!!! an entire 180. Now if baby A doesn't move back I'm looking at a C-Section which i really really don't want does anyone have any ideas on how i can get baby A back i have tried pushing down on the baby which is what the ultrasound lady told me to try but its not working just making my stomach tender and my due date is coming quickly!! please help.

Bethany - posted on 05/02/2009

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I had to have a c-section for my twins...the only reason for that was that the cord was around their necks.I was very scare to have one but it was really not that bad...The thing that helped me was the day after was to walk..get up and move..the more you lay the more it hurt to move.I was up walking the morning after the c section.Good Luck!

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