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Preggo with quints, vaginal or c section?

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emmiej

Asked by emmiej at 8:35 PM on May. 27, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • are you pregnant with quints?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 8:35 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • They will probably insist you have a c section because not all of them will be facing down correctly. GL
    aheuszel

    Answer by aheuszel at 8:37 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • i do not know much about this, but from what i've heard a vaginal delivery is very unlikely for multiples of more than 2, with the chances decreasing with each added baby. the reason being is it's very unlikely that you will be able to carry them until 40 weeks, and they will probably have to be delivered early, when they're still too weak to endure the stress of a vaginal delivery. also, with 5 babies in there, it's harder for them to "line up" into the birth canal. however i do not know if the possibility of a vaginal delivery is completely out of the question, but i think the chances are slim. best thing to do is get all this info from the doc.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:39 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • Depends on who you hire for your maternity care usually.
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 8:47 PM on May. 27, 2011

  • I'm sure they will insist on a c-section and make you have them prematurely. Although this is only done in the hospital. As an EMT, we were taught to deliver babies in any position and even if we needed to turn them. I'm not sure why in their infinite wisdom they always want to go early citing "stress" and such and to do a c-section that could be avoided. There are many women who give birth to premature babies vaginally without a problem. Congrats! Start stocking up on diapers and help now!!!
    attap5

    Answer by attap5 at 10:05 PM on May. 27, 2011

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