Jump to content
Breech/breech birth of DC/DA twins
9 replies to this topic
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
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!
Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.
While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?
Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.
As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.
Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.
A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.
You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.
We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.
Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.
The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found.
As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?
Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.
Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.
In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.
The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.
A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.
A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.
Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.
A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.
A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.
Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.
Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?
I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.
February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.
This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.
Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.
A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.
She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.
If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?
With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.
We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.
Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.
If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
Win a KitchenAid Mixer
To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.