Bear in mind that growth scans aren't accurate. So don't panic about gigantic babies. As for giving birth vaginally to two, its not as scary as it sounds. Once the first ones out, the second one just follows on down, if it goes to plan. Was not at all difficult for me. Didn't even get contractions and had to be told when to push! x
So were you induced Hun? Do you have to get to a certain amount of centimetres before they give you an epidural? xxx
Yeah I had an epidural. They said I should because of the risk of needing to csection if twin B couldn't be turned around, but it was my decision and nothing was forced upon me. I decided to take the epi because I'd had one with my singleton son and thought it was wonderful. So that decision wasn't a hard one!
I was induced because of low fluid and the breech baby at 37+4 but I was already 5cm having had NO contractions. They gave me the epidural about an hour after they started the induction - they have to make sure its working and the contractions are coming, before they give the epi.
I'm not sure about how many centimetres they like you to be before giving the epi. I was 5cm with the twins and 7cm with my son. There is a risk of the epidural slowing down the labour (not the case with me, it quickened it up both times) so I think they'd be reluctant to give it to you before 5cm as they will want you DEFINITELY to be progressing. But don't quote me on that x
Thank you for your reply Hun, I think im going to have a list of questions that come to me over the next couple of weeks then ill discuss them at my 34 weeks appointment. Then decide by my 36 week appointment xx
Good idea You can always ask questions here in the twin section too. I think between us, we've experienced every single kind of birth there is and everyone is always happy to share their experience and advise where they can x
My boy was a lot bigger than my girl. She came out first, and it was a breeze. 2 pushes, she was out. My boy didn't come out as easy, and took a little more effort and assistance,?but came out perfectly fine!
My girl was in less than the 5th percentile, and my boy was in the 60th...do a BIG difference.
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