Is It True You More Than Likely Need A C-section With Twins?

I'm scared of a C-section!

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Mar 04, 2011
c-section with twins
by: Anonymous

It all depends on the type of twins you are having. I am having mono/di identical twins in 2 weeks at 36 weeks and I do not have a choice. They have to come early because of TTTS and they have to be a c-section because they share a placenta. The first baby could pull all or too much fluid from Baby B causing more complications if delivered vaginally. Not what I wanted, but have to do what is best for them first.

Mar 17, 2010
C-section with twins
by: Krisitna

After 17 1/2 hours of labor with my twins, and dialiting to 9 centimeters, I still had to have a c-section.
Baby B was breach, baby A was head down, but when they broke my water, shortly after baby A went back up and then they both got stuck.
After the c-section, my doc said if baby A was born vaginally, baby b would have had to been a c-section because of they way he was positioned etc.
So I am thankful I didnt have to go through both.
However the epidural didnt take correctly during the procedure so I ended up feeling just about everything! The good part of that, I never lost feeling in my legs during the c-section so once it was over I was able to move around.
I had the c-section Friday morning, I was up and walking around Fri night and went home Sunday morning with both babies and no problems.
So all in all, it worked out for me. I had them at 37 weeks and 5 days!
Good luck with your delivery!

Mar 17, 2010
by: Anonymous

As stated in the other posts, mosts doctors will want to do a c-section for the safety of the babies and of course position has a lot to do with it too.
I had a vag delivery with my daughter and was really hoping to have another one with my twins as well. Baby A was head down my entire pregnancy but my Baby B kept flipping over in the final weeks. At 37 weeks 5 days he was breech. At that point I was SO ready to get them out that at that point I really didn't care how they got out! :) There was a doctor in my practice who was willing to induce me just to deliver them in a controlled setting and would have tried to flip Baby B, if he had not flipped on his own after Baby A was delivered. THere is always the chance of a C-section after the vag delivery of the first baby.
Ultimately for the safety of the babies, I had a c-section. It was a more difficult recovery, stay as long as you can in the hospital, don't rush home. But holding two beautiful, healthy babies is worth everything we endure in a twin pregnancy and delivery!
It will all work out for you! YOu can always prepare for your delivery, make a plan, but be mentally ready for the unexpected! The babies always seem to have a plan of their own! :)

Mar 16, 2010
by: Anonymous

it all depends on the positions of the baby if baby a is not head down automatic c section....if baby a is head down but b is breech possible c section since most doctors wont mess with the turning of the babies because of the complications. i am having a c section this friday because both babies are breech and its the only option for me. just keep an open mind and be prepared for it. trust me at almost 39 weeks i just want them out, i dont care how.

Mar 16, 2010
by: Anonymous

I understand your fears, I have the same at 28weeks, but am coming to terms with having one. You will mainly want the babies out at that point and as long as they are healthy that is what matters.

At my ob office there are 4 possible doctors that will deliver and 3 out of 4 recommend c-section. If A is head down there is a chance that 1 will try vaginally. The problem is when A is head down and B is in any position. A could be delivered vaginally and B could turn after A's delivery making it necessary to have a c-section too.

Who wants both? No one!

Mar 15, 2010
by: Stephanie.

Yes you are more likely to have a c section if you are having twins. Though not more likely to NEED one, c sections are often an only option for a lot of people because their physicians are only willing to perform c sections when delivering twins. It is basically up to who you choose as your prenatal care giver. Some will deliver only if both twins are head down for delivery, though some will go for a c section either way. If you live in the US you are much more likely to have a C section than if you live in Canada, but I am not sure about other countries.
It is definitely something to talk to your OB about, remember to ask also about all of the doctors that could possibly be delivering your twins in the hospital.
Good luck!

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