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Old May 16th, 2016, 13:01 PM   1
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Vaginal birth and finding a doctor ....

This is my first pregnancy and I'm expecting twins. It took me a long time to get here so of course I'm trying to do my best and make the best decisions I can for these LOs and myself. I'm struggling with finding a doctor that will support my wish for a vaginal delivery.

For those of you that have found a great doctor and are getting ready to give birth or have already given birth how did you find your doctor? Did you ask if they had ever vaginally delivered twins? My concern is that even if they say I CAN vaginally deliver my babies, I want to make sure that they know how to do it and that they're not going to freak out at the last minute and really push me for a c-section.

I know in the US doctors are not trained on how to vaginally deliver twins anymore and it scares the crap out of me. But .. like I said, I DO NOT want to be pressured into having a c-section just because the doctors don't know how or aren't comfortable delivering twins vaginally.

Obviously this all depends on if my babies cooperate but I'm just trying to get an idea of what other twin mom experiences were.

Thanks in advance!

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Old May 16th, 2016, 16:25 PM   2
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I would just find a dr that isn't c section happy in the first place. Twins or not. My dr would never push a c section. If it was necessary then I have no problem. I delivered both of mine vaginally and had no issue. It's really not that much different than delivering one (the actual process) just that it happens twice! I delivered in the operating room which is standard procedure with twins just in case. Both of mine were head down.

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Old May 18th, 2016, 07:16 AM   3
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I delivered vaginally as well. It's more so dependant on their position most times. He just had the nicu and surgical team standing right outside the door in the event we had to do an emergency c-section.

Everything worked out perfectly! The fist twin was head down and the other flipped when her sister moved. 3 pushes for the first baby 2 minutes and 2 pushes for the second.

You can do it. Just tell them your wishes at your first appt. I've never heard of a doctor being trained specifically for twin delivery. Every delivery is different singleton or multiple... And most of it comes down to the last few days before delivery.

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Old Nov 18th, 2016, 06:10 AM   4
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I had a good conversation with my OB early on. She wanted to make sure I was committed to a vaginal birth and wouldn't change my mind to C-section at the last minute -- I wanted to make sure the same from her!

I delivered in the regular delivery suite, drug free, first baby head down and second baby delivered breech. I'm lucky that my hospital has an OB who's very experienced in breech deliveries.

Wasn't any different from my other deliveries except that it felt like every member of staff in the entire hospital was standing around to watch my second boy come out butt first. Believe me, my down belows aren't used to that much attention!!

Good luck. Find a good doctor, make sure they listen to what you want, and make sure you listen to their concerns too.

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