Hi there everyone,
So I am currently 19 weeks pregnant with frat twins. i am only 23 so twins was a big shock. I have a 22 month old baby boy who was delivered after a 3 hour labor and I had a mild hemorrhage after the birth, due to internal tearing as he was pushed out in just under 15 mins.
Despite the pain and shock of my first birth, I have opted to deliver naturally if possible this time around with my twins.
However I had my first antenatal visit at the GC hospital (will be going public) and am now unsure as to what will be best. I have a medical health directive stating that I will not accept a blood transfusion if the need arises. The midwife was great about it, just jotted down a little note in my orange book and we kept talking. But when I went into the dr shortly afterwards, as soon as she saw it she kind went into worst case scenario mode and basically said that natural birth would lead to enough blood loss requiring a blood transfusion and I could probably die.
Needless to say that wasnt the most uplifting visit and has left me with questions.
I wonder now if i opt for a c-section, will the blood loss be less compared to a natural birth?
But that has more questions also, i guess my main concerns being relating to how long will I be out of action/off my feet? I worry about how I will manage my other little boy if i am on bed rest or cant do anything?
Can anyone share their experience with recovery periods after a routine c-section?
Or perhaps any twin mums who delivered naturally can tell me how it went?
thanks again in advance!