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over halfway there... LOL!!!

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by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 1:52 AM
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dreamarrow
by Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM
If you don't mind me asking why did you have a vaginal exam already? I had a couple cervix checks and some vaginally ultrasounds but they always made sure they used a good amount of gel. I have an extremely sensitive cervix so I don't like having things done either.
I've been lucky to have really great and understanding doctors who don't try to push anything on me. It's sad when you hear about the ones like yours who don't respect their patients choices and decisions.

Quoting kajira:

I would probably even be willing ot compromise on that, but my doctor already checked me vaginally once and hurt me nad I made it clear i'm not big on vaginal checks, i've had a home birth before with a midwife and doctors just aren't my style unless an emergency are happening... I've had too many of them hurt me and CAUSE problems.

I warned him I didn't want a vaginal exam, I told him I was uncomfortbale with them, and he ended up scraping me inside when he did it. (didn't use enough gel) and I was sore for almost a week after that... he FELT himself scrape me and yanked his hand out and apologized too....

all I could do is just blink. like "well, I knew that would happen, sigh."

Quoting dreamarrow: I just can't understand that kind of "old age" thinking, lots of women have twins vaginally. It's just like any other delivery but you push out two instead of one lol ;). Good for you not feeling pressured.
I was lucky the hospital/my doctor I delivered at never pushed for a c section. I just had to deliver in a operating room just in case but I was fine with that

Quoting kajira:

nope i've never had a c-section, but my doctors here are pushing me into one just because it's a twin birth and they don't want to deal with the complications or risks.... which isn't cool with me.

I'm planning on another homebirth with a midwife if I can get all my ducks in a row. twin birth or not, i'm not going to consent to a c-section just "because".

Quoting dreamarrow: Have you had previous c sections? I have identical twins( separate sacs/same placenta) and I delivered vaginally.

Quoting kajira:

Yeaaaah mine luckily aren't identical. I think I'd be freaking out if they were since I'd *really* like to try and avoid a csection and mine are in seperate sacs with seperate placentas.

Quoting MorriganzMommy:


Quoting kajira:

yeah, honestly, my biggest fear is getting two healthy babies out of my womb in one piece with out a c-section or anything bad happening during the pregnancy. so many horror stories of twins dying in the third trimester, scares the crap out of me.


Quoting Pagan_Mommy84:

Yep...over half!!!  But really, it goes by so fast!!  It seems like a month ago I got my BFP lol, and now I'm 33w1d.  Congrats on the twinnies =D You'll love it! My twins are 11 and it's definatly been amazing



 I'm holding one of my identical twin nieces right now. Don't be afraid. They were taken at 37 weeks by C-section but they are so healthy and super smart. They are two and already can read words and write their names.

kajira
by Emma on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:20 PM

I had a history of preterm labor with my last baby - he wanted to check my cervix for himself and insisted or he wasn't comfortable being my doctor - I asked him why he wouldn't do it via ultra sound like my high risk specialists had during my last pregnancy and he said he didn't believe in ultra sound measurements, he didn't think it was worth it financially when checking vaginally could "Tell you the same information" basically.

I just moved here, he's the only doctor who'll do twins, I didn't have a lot of choices - I'm still in the processing of getting established with a midwife, but I won't be accepting anymore vaginal exams unless there's signs of preterm labor again.

I haven't had symptoms like I did with my last pregnancy.

Quoting dreamarrow: If you don't mind me asking why did you have a vaginal exam already? I had a couple cervix checks and some vaginally ultrasounds but they always made sure they used a good amount of gel. I have an extremely sensitive cervix so I don't like having things done either. I've been lucky to have really great and understanding doctors who don't try to push anything on me. It's sad when you hear about the ones like yours who don't respect their patients choices and decisions.
Quoting kajira:

I would probably even be willing ot compromise on that, but my doctor already checked me vaginally once and hurt me nad I made it clear i'm not big on vaginal checks, i've had a home birth before with a midwife and doctors just aren't my style unless an emergency are happening... I've had too many of them hurt me and CAUSE problems.

I warned him I didn't want a vaginal exam, I told him I was uncomfortbale with them, and he ended up scraping me inside when he did it. (didn't use enough gel) and I was sore for almost a week after that... he FELT himself scrape me and yanked his hand out and apologized too....


all I could do is just blink. like "well, I knew that would happen, sigh."

Quoting dreamarrow: I just can't understand that kind of "old age" thinking, lots of women have twins vaginally. It's just like any other delivery but you push out two instead of one lol ;). Good for you not feeling pressured. I was lucky the hospital/my doctor I delivered at never pushed for a c section. I just had to deliver in a operating room just in case but I was fine with that
Quoting kajira:

nope i've never had a c-section, but my doctors here are pushing me into one just because it's a twin birth and they don't want to deal with the complications or risks.... which isn't cool with me.

I'm planning on another homebirth with a midwife if I can get all my ducks in a row. twin birth or not, i'm not going to consent to a c-section just "because".

Quoting dreamarrow: Have you had previous c sections? I have identical twins( separate sacs/same placenta) and I delivered vaginally.
Quoting kajira:

Yeaaaah mine luckily aren't identical. I think I'd be freaking out if they were since I'd *really* like to try and avoid a csection and mine are in seperate sacs with seperate placentas.

Quoting MorriganzMommy:


Quoting kajira:

yeah, honestly, my biggest fear is getting two healthy babies out of my womb in one piece with out a c-section or anything bad happening during the pregnancy. so many horror stories of twins dying in the third trimester, scares the crap out of me.

Quoting Pagan_Mommy84:

Yep...over half!!!  But really, it goes by so fast!!  It seems like a month ago I got my BFP lol, and now I'm 33w1d.  Congrats on the twinnies =D You'll love it! My twins are 11 and it's definatly been amazing

 I'm holding one of my identical twin nieces right now. Don't be afraid. They were taken at 37 weeks by C-section but they are so healthy and super smart. They are two and already can read words and write their names.


cassidadillii
by New Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:21 PM

WOW! You're so little. That's about how big I was on my 22nd week with one. You look like you started out a lot smaller than  me though. Being pregnant with twins, do you feel a lot of motion inside yet? I barely started to feel anything at 22 weeks.

kajira
by Emma on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM

I felt my first at 16 weeks, my second around 13 weeks, and my twins were 11-12 weeks, and my entire belly shakes, jiggles and you can feel them on the outside... i'm skinny enough that all my babies have been felt outside by 19-20 weeks though.

Quoting cassidadillii:

WOW! You're so little. That's about how big I was on my 22nd week with one. You look like you started out a lot smaller than  me though. Being pregnant with twins, do you feel a lot of motion inside yet? I barely started to feel anything at 22 weeks.


cassidadillii
by New Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I guess it would make more sense to be able to feel them, then. For some reason I had it in my head that this was your first pregnancy. That's pretty cool that you could feel all of your babies that early though. I hope I feel my next earlier, because I get so anxious, haha.(:

kajira
by Emma on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:33 PM

ahhh!!! No, this is pregnancy #3 and babies #3 and #4. LOL

Quoting cassidadillii:

I guess it would make more sense to be able to feel them, then. For some reason I had it in my head that this was your first pregnancy. That's pretty cool that you could feel all of your babies that early though. I hope I feel my next earlier, because I get so anxious, haha.(:


wiccanlove92
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:37 PM
You're tiny but your bump is adorable :) The 2nd half of pregnancy always seems to go way faster than the first half for me.
kajira
by Emma on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I've been remodeling a house, landscaping, moved, it's gonna really slow down here soon because I won't be staying busy. LOL

Quoting wiccanlove92: You're tiny but your bump is adorable :) The 2nd half of pregnancy always seems to go way faster than the first half for me.


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