Vaginal Births

Charlotte - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 66 moms have responded )

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Hi I am just wondering how many people out their had their twins vaginaly. Only because I know 2 other people who have had twins around the same time as me and we all gave birth vaginaly. One of my friend gave birth to her second one feet first vaginally so she was breach. I hear that is it not common to have them vaginaly but so far the people I know have. Curious?

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Kathy - posted on 01/10/2010

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I have annoyingly text-book pregancies and nice wide child birthing hips. During my twin pregnancy, I had one twin who seemed parked and ready to go with her head by my cervix the whole time, leaving room for the other to do sommersaults. I went in at 38 weeks and was dialated to 4 and both were head down. Doc scheduled inducing the next morning and when I went in, dialated to 6, and twin B had turned. She broke my water, had epidural (in case of c-section), took a nap, woke up ready to push. I remember being disappointed that the baby didn't come out as easy as I thought she should, but then realized later it was due to my catheter (because of epidural). While trying to turn baby B around, her water broke and she was delivered breach with no trouble. I had a doula on my team as well, and she also helped with crowd control when I needed the nap (the epidural made me very sleepy). Each baby was just under 7#. This was the first pregnancy where I ended up with the epidural, and basically due to the c-section "risk." My other labors where so short, we didn't have time for "safe drugs."

April - posted on 01/06/2010

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I had my twins vaginally (vbac) and both heads were down. I have a lot of people surprised about that, especially in the medical field. My understanding is that the doctor has to have certain kind of malpractice insurance to even be allowed to do a vbac. I am very happy that I was able to have them vaginally! I was concerned one would be vaginal and the other by c-section and then have to recover from both. They were 20 minutes apart. One was 6 lbs 5 ozs and the other was 6 lbs 9 ozs. We are very blessed!

Lorrie - posted on 12/28/2009

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I had mine vaginally at 40 weeks and 3 days. The second twin was breech until the day before I went into labor, but he turned. I had to fight my doctor to deliver vaginally. Most docs want to deliver all twins c-section because it is easier for them (the docs). Just in case there is a complication. It must be the doctors around here, but most of the twins I know in Tennessee are born vaginally. Mine were born in Florida.

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Suzanne - posted on 06/07/2011

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I gave birth to my twins naturally with some help with Forceps, not ideal but the other choice was C-Section.

Katie - posted on 03/06/2010

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I did too! With the help of forceps of course!!! George cam normally but Jacob was breech bless him!!!

Shannon - posted on 03/05/2010

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I had my vaginally at 36weeks4days. They switched posotions quite often and even within a few days of ultrasiounds, before I was induced, they changed positions again luckily they were both heasd down. Even when 1 or at times both were breech my OBGYN never mentioned anything about a c-section. I also think that some doctors maybe more confident in delivery breech vs non- breech but it obviously first comes babies health.
My boys were born within 4 hours after breaking my water, vaginally with a semi-effective epideral (given at 9cm). It was fast and I would do it all over again.

Chelle - posted on 02/15/2010

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Hi I hasd my first set of twins vaginally and made it to 37 weeks all went great no hassles but they where head down from 16 weeks on and five days ago i had my second set of twins and had to have a c-section as both where feet first and we where at to high a risk this time they where 36 weeks but bigger then my 37 week set.

If i had to choose i would go natural any time but either way we ended up with two safe deliverys and four healthy boys ..cheers Chelle

Kelly - posted on 02/14/2010

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I had them "naturally" the first one was head down and the larger one. They said even if the second one was breach they could let me try. I had to deliver in the OR in case it was a mixed delivery, one vag and one c sec. It all worked out. My doc let me try it, most docs don't

Carolina - posted on 02/14/2010

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My twin girls will be 4 in September, and I not only delivered them vaginally, but completely natural, no pain meds at all. The nurses, doctors, and anastesiologists were all urging me to have an epidurla, in case I had to have an emergency c-section, but i told them all that "I'm not planning on having a c-section, so I do not need an epidural." My girls were born at 35 weeks and 4 days, weighing in at 5 lbs, 11 oz, and 4 lbs. 9 oz, and 11 minutes apart. My doctor told me that having twind vaginally is common, what is less common is having a vaginal birth of twins without an epidural or any other pain medication. They are now striving and they may still be smaller than other kids their same age, but they are very intelligent and have surprised me a lot in their short life.

Joanne - posted on 01/11/2010

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I had my girls vaginally too. My mom also had twins and she also delivered naturally. I only know of 1 other person who has twins that delivered naturally.

HANNAH - posted on 01/10/2010

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I had my vaginally at 32 weeks 8 minutes apart both head first. This after going into labor at 29 weeks and being held off on hospital bed rest till we had them

Ursula - posted on 01/08/2010

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Vaginal birth were my only choice and I loved each of my midwifes. My twins, now 2.5 years active, and were my 3rd, 4th and last children were definitely a nice singleton size each. I carried them for full term, 40 weeks, with no true complications (only Bell's Palsy on one side of my face, which cleared up after they were born), lost 20 something pounds and still had to be induced because they were just so comfy cozy. My midwife and OB/GYN did not want either baby to be bigger than 8#, which is why I was induced to began labor. Zachery (A), who was always head down and calm, was 8# 1oz. Zion (B), on the other hand, who was always breached or traverse and was thought to be a reason why I'd have to have a C section, was 7#. They were both vaginally born, six minutes apart. I told both my midwife and the doctor that I WAS going to deliver them both vaginally and that twin B would turn at the last minute grabbing his brother's leg. Did not quite happen like that however, God did honor the desires of my heart. Thank you, Jesus. It was great! I was solid and up until the end was very mobile and active.

Marie - posted on 01/08/2010

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i did! i am very proud of myself, and all the other mommies who were/are able to do it too
twin "b" kept flopping back and forth, but on my last ultrasound he was head down and i didn't feel the queasy eyes popping out of my head feeling after that...i got to the hospital in the nick of time too, i really didn't think i was even halfway dialated, but when i was there i was 10cm, i had them with no epidural, and they were born 5 minutes apart :)

Maria - posted on 01/08/2010

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17 years ago i had my twin boys vaginally and they were 9 min apart and once baby a came out the nurse held baby b in place so that he wouldnt flip! I had 6 nurses and 3 dr present whos knows why??? All i know is they were big babies.. baby a was 8'3 and baby b was 7'15 i was HUGE!!!! Glad i am the mother of two amazing young men!!!!

Jaime - posted on 01/08/2010

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i had my twins vaginally twin a was head down and b come out bottom first. they are 27 minutes apart. my family was worried that i would need a c-section but i did not. my doctor never said anything about c section. like someone else said it depends on the dr.

Gail - posted on 01/08/2010

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I had my identical twin girls vaginally at 34 weeks--baby A came out head first and they were going to turn baby B but as soon as A came out baby B's feet were coming out so she came breech and was just fine besides some bruising around her hips. We joke that she kicked her sister out!

Ashley - posted on 01/08/2010

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Hi, I had my twins vaginally and they were head down pretty much my entire pregnancy.

Rachel - posted on 01/08/2010

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I had mine vaginally and they were both head down when I was induced. DS came out head first - the OB used a ventouse (uncomfortable) but DD turned and escaped to the top of my uterus! The Dr tried to turn her but she was having none of it and she came out feet first. It was a little tense as her head got stuck but with forceps she was born 15 mins after her brother. As one mum says here, thank goodness for drugs!

Ami - posted on 01/07/2010

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i had mine vaginally. after baby a was born, baby b's umbilical cord prolapsed and my uterus clamped down, so i had to wait and dialate again.....her heartrate dropped and had to be vacuum assited out.....almost had to have both a vaginal AND a c-section! luckily, she came out with that next push.....they were born 20 minutes apart.

Angela - posted on 01/07/2010

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I had mine vaginaly. Neither was breached. They will usually call for a c-section if neither one is turned correctly.

Vanessa - posted on 01/07/2010

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I did - had to be induced and both boys came out traditionally without any problems.

April - posted on 01/07/2010

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I delivered my boys, after 2 months of bed rest, vaginally at 33 weeks with no problems. Baby A joined us with very little help. Baby B had to be induced (broken sack) but delivered fine. He actually came out hand first. As though he was trying to hold onto his brother. They spent two weeks in the NICU to learn to suck and maintain body temp. They are now 11 and excel in the gifted program, are talented basketball and football players and basically the center of our lives.

Terri - posted on 01/07/2010

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I had c-sec with my boys, but only because the hospital policy wouldn't allow v-bacs.

Veronica - posted on 01/07/2010

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I had my boy/girl twins vaginally...at 38 1/2 weeks. They were 7 minutes apart and weighed 5lbs8oz and 5lbs14oz!! My boy was positioned right the whole time and my girl turned just in time! :)

Mary - posted on 01/07/2010

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I couldn't; I had to have an emergency C-Section. Actually, I was glad because I seriously doubt my girls could have come vaginally.

Carrie - posted on 01/06/2010

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My twins were born vaginally. I was offered a C-section, but I'm not brave enough to face the knife, and there was no reason to face that risk in my case! At my twin club, it was about 50/50

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2010

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my dr and i had discussed delivering vaginally all along not only because its natural but also because when babies are born vaginally it helps to force the fluid out of their lungs. i delivered in the OR just in case but both were born head down seven minutes apart without any problems. i think being pregnant was harder then giving birth... and neither were really that bad....

Joanna - posted on 01/06/2010

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I had my boy/girl surprise twins vaginally almost 34 years ago. They were 5 weeks early not sure how it would be counted now. I was taken to the hospital to be induced to make sure my large Baby would be able to be delivered. I was told I was in labor and going to have the baby that day. On monitor for 5 hours still only 1 heartbeat heard but when I delivered my daughter she was only 4lbs 6 ozs the Dr stated there was another baby 3 minutes later my son who was breech was delivered, he weighted 5lbs 4ozs. See how far medicine and ultrasounds do help.

Katrina - posted on 12/30/2009

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My twins were delivered vaginally at home. Both were head down the whole time. Baby A was born after about 2 hours of labor, Baby B took her time and came out 1 hour and 44 minutes later after breaking her water and using a breastpump to stimulate contractions. It really depends on your doctor, how much experience he has with vaginal twin delivery. My backup had alot of experience with breach extraction, etc., but luckily I did not need his services. Most doctors just want to do a C section, you have to be committed to a vaginal birth and be your own advocate if you really want it. By the way my girls have their own birthdays, due to a late night delivery!

Tracey - posted on 12/30/2009

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I had both Vaginally 7 years ago at 34 weeks and a half weeks Both were head down and everything went well

Sally - posted on 12/27/2009

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I did ! The first pushed her way out and she had some minor problems right after, I think because my Dr. had induced labor and when it was time I had to hold her in until they wheeled me into the delivery room. She wanted to push herself out! Her sister came 20 minutes later. They are wonderful 7 year olds today!!

Sonya - posted on 12/26/2009

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I had my twins vaginaly twin1 was head down and twin one was breach, which they knew from the beginning and all was fine. Born 4 mins apart no complications.

Nancy - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Charlotte:

Vaginal Births

Hi I am just wondering how many people out their had their twins vaginaly. Only because I know 2 other people who have had twins around the same time as me and we all gave birth vaginaly. One of my friend gave birth to her second one feet first vaginally so she was breach. I hear that is it not common to have them vaginaly but so far the people I know have. Curious?



Hi Charlotte, I too gave birth to both twins vaginally. Like your friend, my 2nd came out toes 1st!!! 



I would say it was 1 of the most amazing experiences of my life.  My doctor was great and had complete faith in me to deliver both vaginally.  I did it all in the L&D room.  Could have to do that they were 6 1/2 & 5 1/2 lbs. Having an epidural helped too!!!  My friend just had twins and the 1st was delivered vaginally & the 2nd by c-section.  hope my story helps....

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I wish I had mine vaginally, but I had a c-section. Baby A (Erika) was breach, Baby B (Makenzine) was in distress and I also had some heart problems. I know c-section was best for us because of our circumstances, but there is nothing more special or beautiful than bringing a baby or babies, into the world naturally.

Liza - posted on 12/23/2009

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I had a vaginal birth with my twins. They were both head first, and born 10 minutes apart. Most people I know with twins did have a c-section, and they're really surprised to hear that I didn't have to.

Like Kelle J, I had to give birth in the Operating Room "just incase".

Kelle - posted on 12/22/2009

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I gave birth to my twins vaginally at 32wks. I was in the hospital since 29wks with contractions when I finally went into labor it didnt take long. They broke my water at 4:28am, Baby A born at 4:46am, Baby B at 4:52am. They took me to the OR in case I needed a c-section since during my last ultrasound Baby B was transverse (but he moved around a lot) when I went into the OR they were both head down. Baby B was facing the wrong way though, so after A was born they pushed on my tummy to turn B around. Now weighting just over 18 and 19lbs at 1yr old (yesterday).

Misty - posted on 12/21/2009

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I had my set of twins on Aug 25,2009 vaginally. I went in at 1020p on tuesday had Jacob at 1045p and Jocelyn at 1053p

Michelle - posted on 12/21/2009

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I had a vag birth. Twin A was 6lbs 3oz and twin B was 7lbs 14oz. Both head down. They were worried because twin A was smaller. Delivered at 37 weeks 5 days. 19 minutes apart. I had a GREAT OB. We delivered in a OR room just in case. They did use a vacuum on twin B. Good Luck!

Cathy - posted on 12/19/2009

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Had mine vaginally at 36 weeks. Doctors wanted it that way because I had a severe case of Hellp sydrome and were worried I would bleed to death with C-section. I didn't want a C-section anyway cause I didn't have one with my two older children. All went well, boys spend 3 weeks in hospital and are now happy, healthy VERY active 27 month olds.

Jennifer - posted on 12/18/2009

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I had my boy/girl twins vaginally at 38 weeks both head down. 11 min. apart. They were 5lbs. 6oz. and 5lbs. 12 oz. It took only two pushes for each.

Brenna - posted on 12/18/2009

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I had my girls vaginally. Baby A came out head first, but Baby B came out breach.

Kathryn - posted on 12/17/2009

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My twins were both head down until 36 weeks when Baby B decided it was party time... So let's do a cartwheel! My Dr. was set to deliver him breech, but I was actually too big to have contractions... Go figure! They induced me at 38 weeks, and after being in mysteriously unoticed labour for about 8 hours, they called an emergency c-section since they had broke the water surrounding Baby A som many hours ago it had become dangerous for her. They were born at 6lbs3oz (A) and 6lbs9oz (B)... by C-section. I was really hoping for a vaginal delivery, due to the normal recovery time, but such is life I suppose!

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I had all my 3 kids vaginally. First my singleton, which was a long (28 hour) labor (she was 9lbs+), but the twins were very smooth and fast. They started induction (38w2d) at 6.00 am and they were born at 10.32 am (4 pushes for A) and 10.36 am (breach extraction for B with just one push for the head). They were close to 8lbs each (15 1/2 lbs combined).

Mona - posted on 12/15/2009

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I had mine vaginally , my son twin a would not turn and push head up under my pelvis. Doctor used forceps. I was pushing for three hours and i loved every minute of it. i loved my vaginal twin birth. Both weighed 7-6 and 7-1 and healthy.

Amanda - posted on 12/08/2009

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i had my twins vaginally at 38.5 weeks, no pain med's , 10 min apart , 3 hr labour . i had to push for it and change doctors as they wanted me to have a c sec ~ just because they prefer them with twins, i got my wish eventually and maddi and kayleigh were born !

Jodie - posted on 10/15/2009

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I delivered my twins vaginally at 37 weeks. My doctor encouraged it. Emmeline was head down, and cae out first. Lannin was transverse ver close to my ribs. My doctor used her hand to turn him around and pull him out by his feet. They were born about 5 min apart and are beautiful

Toni - posted on 10/15/2009

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i had my boys vaginally, they were 12 minutes apart. the dr said if twin b turns they would try and turn him but i didnt like that idea, but thankfully they both behaved themselves and everything went great!

Stacy - posted on 10/15/2009

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I had our twins vaginaly. My doctor toyed with me for months about not being able too. But I knew that I wanted to have them vaginaly so I could bounce right back from having them as I had with my other 2. He told me that as long as Baby A is head down that I can, and she was. He also told me that I would have to deliver in the OR incase Baby B turned and they had to do a C-section anyway. I chanced it. I had Baby A with no problems, Baby B did turn around, but the other doctor had the ultrasound hooked up and pushed around on my belly and turned her so she came out head first also. All was great with them:D Good Luck!

Brooke - posted on 10/15/2009

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I had my twins vaginally. They were both head down and my little boy came right out. My little girl on the other hand took her time and came 41 min later after my cervix started to close a little and they had to start pitocin again. Guess she wasn't quite ready to leave yet :)

Leisa - posted on 10/14/2009

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My boys will be 15 yrs old 11-12-09. They were born 36.1 weeks Vaginal 49 minutes apart, first one was 4 pounds 10 ounces, the 2nd was 5 pounds 7 ounces both 18 inches long. And had absolutely no complications.

Tracy - posted on 10/14/2009

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My boys were delivered at 34 weeks vaginally. At first I was told we couldn't because Baby B's cord wasn't attached to the placenta but to the membrane seperating them. (Identical so only 1 placenta) I was then transferred to a high risk OB and she said we could deliver vaginally as long as Baby A was head down. He was head up the week before I delivered but then he flipped and stayed. After Owyn was they did an ultrasound to see how Gavin was laying and then 10 minutes later Gavin arrived. Both boys are doing beautifully now. They spent 3 weeks in the NICU for temp and weight gain but they are fine now. By their size you can't even tell they were preemie.

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