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Breech/breech birth of DC/DA twins
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:22 PM
I'm 30 weeks with DC/DA twins, at my growth scan this week both twins are breech (and have been since my 26 week scan.)
My obstetrician is still happy for me to attempt a vaginal birth as this is my 3rd pregnancy and my DS 2 was 3.9kg. The twins at the moment are on the 20th and 50th percentile.
Just wondering if anyone has experienced a breech/breech birth or knows of any research re risks vs having a Caesarian section?
Thanks for any help/advice.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:09 PM
Mine were breech/breech vaginal birth Story is in my sig
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:27 PM
Sorry I can't help in answering your question but my presenting twin was breech and my OB organised a c/section for me after two vaginal births (but I did have other uterus issues as well).
Are you comfortable attempting a breech birth? I would research the risks and make an informed choice.
Good luck with the upcoming birth of your twins.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:17 AM
Breech twin 1 here too... I opted for a c-section, and my ob and hospital had this as policy anyway, so I just went with it. I was petrified of twin 2 spending too long in there and going in to distress. It was a good option for me, so can't really help with vb. sounds like you have a pretty rare ob - one who will support a breech birth with twins (twin 1 at least!!)
Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:36 AM
We're are currently 35 weeks and having breach/breach as well. Ob has indicated that he is happy for us to go either natural or csection, as with both breach their heads can't get caught up as it can with breach/head first. This is the first post I've found about breach/breach, so glad someone is making the same decision. have a 2 yr old so this will be the second/third birth and first was complication free and pretty quick. Just read muggins story, very encouraging
Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:20 PM
Kat000, glad there's someone else out there contemplating going ahead with the breech/breech birth. My Ob appears to be one of only eight in Victoria who support the idea. Have you seen Breechbirth.net? Well worth a look and they also have a Facebook support group - not many with twins, but has some good info.
My first labour was 5 hours, my second four so I'm hoping the twins will come equally quickly and at least I know they'll be around 1.5kg smaller than my last : )
Good luck and I'd really like to know how it all goes for you.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:39 PM
Guess what. Came into hospital for checkup on the 19th and had high blood pressure and a few levels out in my blood test, so was kept in overnight for observation. Was woken at 4:30am on the 20th with my waters breaking! Called my husband to come in, and was hurridly prepped for surgery as my labor started with a vengeance, 8cm within 5mins, straight away. Husband arrived and changed into scrubs, and I was wheeled off the theatre in case of complications with birth. 1 arrived as I was still being wheeled into surgery!!! 2nd came 5 mins after in surgery room . Both breach, with no intervention required to get them out (yay no cutting!) so 50 mins after waters broke and labour started, both twins born healthily at 35 weeks 6 days. Still in at the moment for feeding and monitoring.
Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:58 PM
Wow Kat000 that's a pretty amazing birth story! Congratulations, glad everything went so well and there was no need for any intervention. Gives me a lot of hope for my impending birth, although I don't think I'll be hanging around waiting for DH to get home this time : )
Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:25 PM
huge congratulations Kat000 on the safe arrival of your twins, what an amazing birth story
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