Twin position in utero?

Karen - posted on 08/10/2011 ( 31 moms have responded )

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My babies are both transverse at 27 weeks. Do you ladies remember what position your little ones were in at this stage? If they were both transverse, did at least one turn?

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Jade - posted on 09/13/2011

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mine flipped between transverse and breach all way through and were delived transverse by c-section

Lyndsey - posted on 08/15/2011

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Both of mine were head down all the way through but didnt matter in the end as they were delivered by emergency c-section! the best thing i learnt with my twin pregnancy was to go with the flow mother nature will do what she wants and not alot we can do about it!!

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Dana - posted on 09/14/2011

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Hey! Baby A was breech and Baby B was Transverse. Neither re positioned. They were lazy. ;) The bigger they got, the less they even moved position.

Karen - posted on 08/30/2011

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Update: I'm 30 weeks and Baby A has moved but in the wrong direction! He is now frank breech so his bum is down and his head is up, darn it! My midwife wants me to wait to try any inversion techniques because she said baby turning can cause contractions which I definitely don't want just yet. Fingers crossed (still) that Baby A does a huge somersault on his own and goes head down!

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Baby A was head down and baby B head up for pretty much my entire pregnancy. We tried to have a vaginal birth (the reasoning was B would flip once there was enough room) but I was induced at 37.5 weeks and labour did not progress so I was ended up having a c-section.

Laree - posted on 08/26/2011

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I had one with his head between my rib cage and the other head down and ready to go,I had to have a c-section.

Laura - posted on 08/17/2011

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One of my twins turned after 36w4days (last scan), they were born 36w6days! I am not sure if the turning caused waters to break and labour to start.

Michelle - posted on 08/16/2011

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Both of my babies were transverse the whole time! they would flip and I could feel their feet in my ribs and then other times I didnt know what was going on but I did carry them until I was 38 weeks and my water broke on baby A and I had to have a c-section(which my dr told I was gonna have one anyway) and then they had to break baby b's water but dr said it was cute they were side by side facing each other when he took them out

Mindy - posted on 08/15/2011

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Karen, I delivered triplets naturally..My first son was head down and my second son who was still was delivered head down. My third son was delivered breech so there is always a chance to deliver naturally..Good Luck!!

Tricia - posted on 08/15/2011

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For me, Baby "A" was positioned mostly head down although at one ultrasound she too was transverse, my Baby "B" was transverse almost the entire pregnancy, she turned at approx 34wks, but at delivery after my first twin was born she flipped to transverse as soon as she was "alone" and my Dr had to turn her for delivery

Penelope - posted on 08/15/2011

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Don't worry, mine were, too. They moved a million times more before the big day. I ended up with one head down engaged and the other breech but all was well in the end. Good luck!

Vanessa - posted on 08/15/2011

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My girls are 6 now. But, I remember the night, it was a tuesday, I was 35 weeks along and within hours of eachother they both decided to turn. It was an uncomfotable and amazing night.

Jennifer - posted on 08/14/2011

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My twins constantly flipped around. I delivered c-section at 28 weeks so they took them anyway they were. Don't worry...you'll be fine!

Emily - posted on 08/14/2011

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Baby A was head down for the last few months, Baby B was doing flips right until the end! They told me that I didn't necessary need a cesarian if Baby A was head down - it all depended on him . I ended up having an emergency C section anyway, but it had nothing to do with their position.

Serree - posted on 08/14/2011

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Baby A was head down the entire time, baby B was transverse pretty much the entire time. I had a C-section at 36 weeks, and as soon as her brother was out of the way she flipped to breech. I guess you can never know till the end.

Kelly - posted on 08/13/2011

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both babies flipped and moved around so much that it was difficult to even keep track of which baby was baby A or baby B. at one ultrasound they'd be side-by-side, one head up, the other head down. at the next ultrasound, they'd be one on top of the other, both laying sideways. then head to head. then back to one head up, the other head down, but other baby this time. didn't end up mattering too much, other than to know which was which, because baby A's placenta ruptured at 36.6 weeks and they were delivered via emergency c-section. both girls were/are fine, thankfully

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For my first twins, they were vertex-vertex (both heads down) until 34 weeks, when the first-out flipped to breach. He refused to budge from that point one. I ended up having a scheduled c-section at 38 weeks and they were both still in the same position. For my second set of twins, they were vertex-vertex up until delivery. When I arrived at the hospital in labor, I had an ultrasound and they were both vertex-vertex. However, after 18 hours of labor, I was checked for progress (as I had been throughout labor) and the doctor felt a "soft presenting part" (AKA -- a baby butt). Another ultrasound was done and my son (the first out) was now breach and my daughter was now transverse. By the time I was rolled in for an emergency c-section and opened up, the boy had flipped again to vertex and the girl had flipped to breach. Long story short -- anything can happen.

Jenny - posted on 08/12/2011

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my girls were one head up and one head down, they were both head down and then little kylie flipped pretty close to the end, i felt it and could tell she had done it because they were so far along

Heather - posted on 08/12/2011

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My twins are now 22 months. I think at 27 weeks baby A (Emma) was still head down and Baby B (Henry) was transverse. But Emma flipped at some point, ended up breech, and was in that position until I had a c-section at 36 weeks, 6 days. Good luck!

Kristyn - posted on 08/12/2011

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Hey there, I have 25 month old twin boys. They were both transverse the whole way through. Got admitted to hospital at 36 weeks with pre-eclamsia and my waters broke at midnight. They sent the registrar up with an ultra sound machine to fine twin a (aka Liam) was head down and ready to go lol. My OB told me at the 32 week ultrasound that there was no room to move and we scheduled an c-section. Moral of the story - You just never know!! Good luck!!

Tanya - posted on 08/12/2011

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My twin girls were both breach from pretty early one. Twin A was bum first and Twin B was feet first. Neither of them turned so I was told around 30 weeks that I would be having a C-Section. My water broke @ 34.5 weeks and I had a c-section that day.

Sarah - posted on 08/11/2011

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They were both breach. And somehow before I delivered Twin One turned and then Twin Two had room to turn on his own. Hope that gives some positive vibes!

Valerie - posted on 08/11/2011

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Yes, don't worry until you have to!! :) they like to flip around in there.. and remember there are two in there fighting for space (that will be your life story soon enough haha)- so they are in there flipping around to get comfy for now :) Good luck and I am sure everything will be just fine- however you have to deliver!! :)

Karen - posted on 08/11/2011

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Thanks, ladies. I've only had babies who are head down but then I've never had twins before so this is all new to me. Fingers crossed that at least Baby A flips head down and I can try to deliver vaginally!

Julie - posted on 08/11/2011

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Ditto on things can change up until delivery - both were transverse for the last half until four days before I had them, and they both turned head down.

Valerie - posted on 08/11/2011

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Mine were in a different position every ultrasound until the last 3 weeks at most.. maybe less?? My doctor told me to not be concerned until I went into labor.. I delivered both vaginally head first full term- weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz. for Twin A and 5 lbs. 10 oz. for Twin B. :)

Ashley - posted on 08/11/2011

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Baby B has been tansverse for the entire pregnancy. Baby A has flipped every way she could fit EXCEPT head down. I am 37 weeks and will have one more ultrasound today before they do a C-Section on Monday. Good Luck with your babies turning. They still have time!

Noel - posted on 08/10/2011

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My baby A was transverse the entire pregnancy, from the beginning to the end at 35w when she broke her water. My baby B was transverse most of the time but near the end was head down, which didnt help since her sister was in the way.

Amanda - posted on 08/10/2011

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Hailey stayed head down most of the time during the end of my pregnancy but Kailey she wouldn't move hardly she liked her position which was in my side and butt first

Kim - posted on 08/10/2011

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Mine were vertex for most of my pregnancy... once in a while they flipped but less often the farther along.

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