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Twins are higher risk than singleton's
I don't think that is true of all twin pregnancies. We believe it because we are TOLD it is and because the majority of women carrying twins will end up with an early c/sec. It doesn't mean that having surgery was necessary, I think it's just becoming the norm because as soon as you confirm you have twins on board you're slapped with a big neon sign flashing "high risk"

and yes some women are able to deliver naturally but at the end of the day if you choose or a c section is recommended then that is the best way for your bubs to be delivered. I know it isn't relevant to this post but although yes our bodies are made to deliver babies i wonder what some women would choose when faced with the decision of natural birth v's healthy baby!!!

You say natural birth V healthy baby like you're making a choice between one or the other. They are not exclusive of each other. You can have both, healthy twins do get birthed.
Thanks everyone. My twins are identical. My ob also assures me he is the best c section surgeon going. I guess I feel that by having a v birth you are taking some risks on the babies health. I went to school with a boy with cerabal palsy because he was the second twin and was starved of oxygen. I know people say there is more recovery for the mother with a csection but I would never forgive myself if my decision lead to health issues. I dont understand why everyone is so pro natural and so against c-section, it makes me wonder if everyone is just scared - what about the damage a natural birth can do to your body.

Really appreciate the feedback.

Thanks

I dont understand why everyone is so pro natural and so against c-section, it makes me wonder if everyone is just scared - what about the damage a natural birth can do to your body.

Really appreciate the feedback.

Thanks


Csections are major surgery!! There are complications that can occur from them too. I had an emergency csection with my son and then chose to have a csection with my daughter as it was a safer option for us both after the way my son's birth went. My first daughter was born naturally and I would much prefer to be able to birth that way.

Don't be so quick to make your decision, contact a multiple birth group close to where you live and go along and speak to the other women there and get some first hand opinions. You have plenty of time before you need to make a final decision.
Yes Ruby Gloom the majority of twin preg are delivered early and via c section - i never said that it was all preg and im sorry but carrying twins is higher risk than a singleton.

Also Ruby Gloom i never said that it was one or the other re: natural birth or a health baby but as some women have stated who have actually carried twins that unfortunatley it is a very real situation and yes for some it does mean that the 'choice' is taken out of the conversation.
Never said that they couldn't be delivered naturally.

First timer - at the end of the day there are risks either way and you will do what is best for you and your babies and thankfully it is your decision to make not anyone elses.
I wish you all the best for your pregnancy and as i said earlier am more than happy to share my experiences with you if you want.
Cheers
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My ob also assures me he is the best c section surgeon going. [/quote]
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[quote name='First timer 29' date='18 May 2011 - 09:49 AM' timestamp='1305683367' post='2991001']I guess I feel that by having a v birth you are taking some risks on the babies health.[/quote] You don't think a c/sec might have complications that impact the babies health? Apart from the high chance that the surgeon will insist on early delivery (babies may experience breathing difficulties due to pre-term delivery among other issues)
I think you need to be fully informed about the risks of a c/sec and not only the risks the surgeon tells you about. Get a second opinion, speak to a midwife (not a hospital one, they're more likely to agree with whatever the dr says) and the suggestion Giggles mentioned about finding a multiple birth group - great idea, get lots of other opinions and experiences.

[quote name='First timer 29' date='18 May 2011 - 09:49 AM' timestamp='1305683367' post='2991001']I dont understand why everyone is so pro natural and so against c-section, it makes me wonder if everyone is just scared - what about the damage a natural birth can do to your body.[/quote] No not scared at all. What about the damage a c/sec does? It'/s more than just the physical and visual scar.

Thanks everyone. My twins are identical. My ob also assures me he is the best c section surgeon going. I guess I feel that by having a v birth you are taking some risks on the babies health. I went to school with a boy with cerabal palsy because he was the second twin and was starved of oxygen. I know people say there is more recovery for the mother with a csection but I would never forgive myself if my decision lead to health issues. I dont understand why everyone is so pro natural and so against c-section, it makes me wonder if everyone is just scared - what about the damage a natural birth can do to your body.

Really appreciate the feedback.

Thanks

I just want to clarify I am neither for or against natural/c section, I am only against unnecassary C section, at the end of the day the choice is yours to make and no one elses, it is simply not something I would enter into lightly, an unnecessary C section is not that good for you or bubs, and if possible better to wait until bubby is ready.... I have had a sick little one and looked very seriously into a c section and was given a choice that if I had him at my local hosp, my ob would do a c section due to not having the equipment necessary if he went into feotal distress but highly recommended a V birth due to it being better for bubby unless he went into distress... so I looked into, asked opinions and we ended up going to a specialist hospital to have him naturally, a lot more montoring etc but I do not regret it for a second, he coped fairly well with his birth, surprising most people and I am glad I did it....

Like I said above, I know twins is slightly higher risk but at the end of the day a lot of pregnancies are and I simply said I would not enter into major abdominal surgery lightly, and would personally seek a 2nd opinion... Good luck with whatever you decide

I dont understand why everyone is so pro natural and so against c-section, it makes me wonder if everyone is just scared - what about the damage a natural birth can do to your body.




Yes I will admit I do not like the thought of what an unecessary c section does to a body, it has nothing to do with a scar, more to do with the fact that its major surgery thus for most people limiting the amount of children they may be safely able to have...

I have had 3 natural births, and i have no damage... aside from being unable to sneeze with confidence all the time but I think that more from being preg again tongue
Hi there and congrats on the twins first off they are so much joy most the time he he he
I have twins there nine months old now there fraternal as they are a boy and girl and I had them via a Caesar and yes it was my choice...
I live in a small country town and due to that we don't have all the medical equipment if something was to of gone wrong so for me and my family having them via Caesar was my best and the babies best option.
There is a part of me that would of liked to give birth naturally but its the same for fraternal and identical that the last baby can get stressed out and cause problems I.e heart rate etc
If I was to deliver naturally I would have had to travel 4 hours To Melbourne.
I had no trouble after my Caesar I had it at 9.00am and was in the shower and walking at 6.00pm that night I held and fed dd fine ds couldn't latch on so that's a whole different story lol
I think all that matters is this... delivering natural or Caesar it doesn't matter as long as both your beautiful miracles are brought in to the world safe it doesn't matter how they entered it.
Best of luck and feel free to pm me any time with any question happy to help xxx
Twin pregnancies are a higher risk group than singletons. And ID twins higher still.
When you are pregnant with multiples you make sure you are informed of the information and the risks.
As the OP has stated, her pregnancy is an IDENTICAL one and if you know anything about identical twin pregnancies or have ever been pregnant with ID twins, you will be aware of the very real risks associated with ID births. I could tell you some very tragic stories of what has happened to women who have dealt with these issues but that would not be fair to the OP. She should be offered support. Her OB, the person who has more knowledge that you or I, has informed her of the safest way to deliver her twins. From personal experience, I would have c-section. It is the safest way to give birth to ID twins.
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