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    Welcome!

    You have such wonderful stories and beautiful babies to go along with them. I admire how frank you are about things and how you are taking control. good job Mama!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2ThreeKiddos View Post
    Oh I would soooo not consent to an epidural after what happened to you. I really hope your ob can be on board with you.
    Same here - I know it will probably be an issue and I am hoping that DH and MW can be my voice if needed. It's been clearly documented throughout my notes that I do not consent to this...it is still a concern.

    The actual hospital protocols for twin labour and delivery (that I managed to acquire) state:
    "If the woman is in labour:
    3. Epidural anaesthesia for pain relief should be offered routinely and recommended.
    Rationale - should an emergency occur."

    I know that they cannot force me to have an epidural and know for a fact that they have had another twins delivery recently where the mum did not have one. It's been dropped in our last two previous appointments but it is just not a fight I want to have when in labour IYKWIM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pico83 View Post
    Sounds like you have a great plan in place! Yay for potentially having your MW there while the OB waits elsewhere.
    A friend of mine had twins and the epi compromise offered to her was that they would place it but not give any medicine unless they were going in for a c/s. She eventually opted to get the medication, but I thought that was an interesting option.
    My MW is good at booting people out of delivery rooms, I am hoping that I won't need her to!

    After initially being told that it wasn't possible, when I met with the anaesthetist I was informed that just placing the epidural catheter is an option. I don't know though....I am scared that when the time comes I will opt for the medication because I am in pain and everything is "just there"....I dunno? Then there is the potential risk of BP drops, foetal distress, csec and episiotomy / tearing my hoo-haa to pieces due to poor positioning and do I trust myself to make this informed decision when in pain??

    Decisions, decisions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekcanada View Post
    Welcome!

    You have such wonderful stories and beautiful babies to go along with them. I admire how frank you are about things and how you are taking control. good job Mama!
    Thank you!

    Being frank can be a blessing and a curse - can't change it now though! However, it would be easier just to go along with things without questioning anything or going against "medical advice"....I just don't know how to take the easy option any more

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    I loved reading through your intro and look forward to following through these next couple of weeks!

    Despite having to make a few compromises, it sounds like you've got a great team to work with

    How are the baby's positioned so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kris_w View Post
    I loved reading through your intro and look forward to following through these next couple of weeks!

    Despite having to make a few compromises, it sounds like you've got a great team to work with

    How are the baby's positioned so far?
    Twin A has pretty much been head down for the entire pregnancy (they swapped the names around after the 20 week US when the babies decided who was going to be the lead twin). Twin B has been flipping around all over the place, changing positions up to several times a day until the last week or so. I think it may have run out of space (hopefully) and it has been head down for the last few days....here's hoping that it stays that way!

    Actually took some photos earlier today - will post in a sec
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    I have been really bad at taking photos this pregnancy but decided to go for it today. I wanted to have a reminder of how big I got and how they were positioned so attempted to play around with piknik - don't know if it shows their positions?

    Side view (I don't think I look too huge - despite the frequent "you're ready to pop" comments?):

    I don't know if you can tell from the second photo....but twin A (yellow) is currently LOL and B (green) is kinda halfway between ROL and ROP (I think I have the terms correct?). The area where both of their feet are positioned is taking a battering on a frequent basis!! I usually can't tell who is kicking at any one time either...

    I have a quick scan on Monday to check positions (literally a 2 sec scan) when with the OBS so we'll see where they are then!
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    I think I'm bigger than you are and I'm only carrying a singleton LOL. You look fantastic and in no way ready to "pop"

    I like that you're staying stron on the no epi fight, and with good reason too. I hope your DH and your MW will be strong advocates for you too.
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    You look great!
    I think, if you can't get a better compromise, then just having the epi placed with no meds would be okay. I mean, you (and DH and your MW) all know that you really shouldn't have the meds unless it's an emergency. They can help you stay strong, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_babe View Post
    Same here - I know it will probably be an issue and I am hoping that DH and MW can be my voice if needed. It's been clearly documented throughout my notes that I do not consent to this...it is still a concern.

    The actual hospital protocols for twin labour and delivery (that I managed to acquire) state:
    "If the woman is in labour:
    3. Epidural anaesthesia for pain relief should be offered routinely and recommended.
    Rationale - should an emergency occur."

    I know that they cannot force me to have an epidural and know for a fact that they have had another twins delivery recently where the mum did not have one. It's been dropped in our last two previous appointments but it is just not a fight I want to have when in labour IYKWIM?
    Oh I soooo know what you mean. The idea of having to fight while in labor is something I want to avoid at all costs. Emergencies can occur in any birth. Even low risk births. So I do not understand that requirement at all. It is almost like setting twin mom's up for failure.
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