I was curious with twins what the odds are of a healthy full-term delivery, and if it always results in a c-section?
I personally (if we get pregnant with twins via IVF this year) would like to plan on/hope for a natural labor...
(I am just considering all possibilities and what not, we see our doctor about IVF on thursday and these are issues we will have to discuss for egg transfer, and I want to make sure I am making an educated decision on risking twins. LOL.)
Are the odds still fairly good that that can happen?
what was it like for you guys who've had twins or multiples?
would a midwife be MORE likely to help you have twins naturally than a regular MD?
Answer by nsrush83 at 9:34 PM on Feb. 8, 2010
Answer by ARRI23 at 12:21 AM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by JessecaLynn at 9:15 AM on Feb. 9, 2010
I carried my twins to 37 weeks. They were delivered via c-section because they were both breech. I was completely miserable most of the pregnancy, but I didn't have any complications beyond normal pregnancy stuff (extreme morning sickness). My SIL also had twins; she carried hers to 38.5 weeks and delivered them vaginally. With twins the risks for all sorts of problems are greater, but you are monitored more closely too. More than half of twins are born at 36 weeks or later. I don't know anything about midwives. A lot of doctors will allow you to attempt a vaginal delivery with twins if they are positioned right and you don't have other complications, but they usually require you to deliver in the OR just in case, and some also require you to get an epidural to move things along more quickly in case of an emergency. If you are fairly tall your body may accommodate a twin pregnancy better than if you are shorter. GL!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 AM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by Mary229 at 12:31 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by twin_mommy at 8:12 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
my twins were born c section,,, delivered at 36 weeks and 4 days. i had a c section because baby b was bigger and transverse. if she was smaller and transverse then we would have done natural.
Answer by twinsnseptember at 12:36 PM on Feb. 10, 2010
Next question overall
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