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**Jenn** re: twins birth

Check out this video. Amazing, and quite empowering. I thought you might like it. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50

 

Re: **Jenn** re: twins birth

  • Awesome! Sharing this with my doula ladies. :-)

    I sent our local homebirth midwife the question about birthing monochorionic twins vaginally? I'll let you know when she writes back. I have a feeling she's going to say it's absolutley possible!!! Especially since you are preparing yourself so well. :-)

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    Neena Mae. 1/7/10
    "A baby nursing at a mother's breast is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature." - David Suzuki
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • I'm curious to see what my doctor has to say this week. I'll have another u/s on the 9th to confirm mo/di... we'll see!
  • I'm going to butt in...  Please, please, from a girl who just spend 8 weeks in the DR/NICU, do not do a twin home birth.  I wasn't in this delivery, but this month we had a twin pregnancy that the first came out fine, the second had a prolapsed cord and the only reason the baby survived is because they could do a stat c-section.

    I don't know if you're twins are mono-mono...being they also share the same placenta, only about 1% of twins, but if they are, they are at even higher risk because their cords could entangle and cut the blood supply off to the other.  I don't want to scare you, but the fact of the matter, I see scary crap all of the time and the only reason the babies survive is because they're in the hospital and can get IMMEDIATE medical care.

    image Thanksgiving, 2011 Amanda & Joe, June 28, 2008 Blog of Randomness BFP 6/10/11; Missed m/c at 5wk6d; D&C 7/18/11, Triploidy BFP 11/24/11, please be our sticky baby pregnant
  • Oh heck no! I wouldn't even be comfortable having a singleton at home, no worries.

    I just want the option to have a vaginal birth, that's it. ;) 

    Thanks for your input though, I do appreciate it!!!

  • image TeacherTiff:

    Oh heck no! I wouldn't even be comfortable having a singleton at home, no worries.

    I just want the option to have a vaginal birth, that's it. ;) 

    Thanks for your input though, I do appreciate it!!!

    And, I should add that I ddin't write the homebirth midwife to ask her opinion on homebirthing mo/di twins, just vaginally birthing them. She's a very knowledgable woman so I'm very excited to see what she has to say.

    However, I don't see anything wrong with a woman who is carrying twins to have a homebirth if she is taking all precautions and not going about it stupidly. Homebirth midwives are not ignorant and irresponsible people and I trust that they would never put a woman or her babies in harms way just so they can have a homebirth. Every homebirth midwife I have met has a great amount of respect for medical intervention and they are very aware of when it is necessary to have that intervention.

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    Neena Mae. 1/7/10
    "A baby nursing at a mother's breast is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature." - David Suzuki
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • I didn't think you thought I wanted a home birth... we're on the same page. :)

    One of my photography clients just had a home birth and loved it. I think they're great for the right person. For me, I had too many complications before/after with Nolan so I know it would never be the right choice for me. 

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