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    My c/s with the twins was fine. It was a full OR with two babies and preemies (36wks). The spinal worked great, but both times the spinal has made me nauseous and I vomit a little, which is awful when you are stuck laying on your back and the anesthesiologist holds a vomit tray on the side of your head. lol. Babies were born less than a minute apart, and held up briefly for me to see. They both went straight to the NICU after cleaning, and dh and my sister went with the babies, per my request. I wanted two ppl in the OR in case the babies were in different places, so I would know what was going on. Baby A spent 2hrs or so in the NICU, Baby B spent about 4hrs.

    Recovery wise, it really hurts to laugh, cough, etc. Keep up on the drugs because it is easier to stay on top of pain then play catch up later. But also... not everyone needs heavy narcotics after a c/s, know your pain tolerance. If you are on heavy pain meds they will not let you babies room in with you if you do not have a second person there (as I found out with my ds and my dh had to go home to be with our 2.5yr old daughter). I was super annoyed. Anyhow... after that I just used the strong ibuprofen, plus the lortab makes me super biotchy (learned that from my d&c's).

    Take advantage of sending the babies to sleep in the nursery if you can. I never did with my singles (well, I tried the first night with my dd, but she would have none of it. lol). But the first night with the twins was AWFUL! One or the other woke up every 20-30 minutes all night long, no exaggeration. My dh and I were dying. The next night my sister came to stay with me, and after 2-3 hrs of that happening again, we sent them to the nursery and got some sleep. They'll be plenty of time to stay up with them all night when you get home. lol Just be sure to tell them to bring them back for feeds if you are breastfeeding, because my nurse fed one formula even though I did not say to do that, and then I had trouble getting them to the breast, because they were full.
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    oh, and Julie... love the updated pics of the girls on the blog! They are so much bigger and so adorable! All of your kids are beautiful!
    Rachel, momma to 4
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    I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottharf View Post

    Why do you think you'll be induced? Most multiple births are generally fighting pre-term labor, not the other way around.
    I'm hoping I'll have to be induced just because it makes it easier to find care for my DD1 and then my OB will def. be the one to deliver. Plus, I have nothing going on...no pressure, no contrations (lots of BH but thats it) I'm feeling nothing and I'm almost 34 weeks. I just need to make it 37 weeks
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    Congrats! You are getting close!! I got induced at 38 weeks just cause I was DONE! Induction didn't progress 1st day so we slept that night and started again the next morning. I was fine getting the epi and had planned on it. Also explained if I didn't and had to have a last min c-section they would have to put me out. I had both vaginally and they came (oh my gosh, I can't even remember) I think 20 mins apart. 1st baby was head down and I was told one he was out they could prob flip the other if they had to just cause there would be so much room in there after that! Ha! He flipped on his own though and came out w/out help. Good luck! I can't wait to hear your birth story. Enjoy your last few weeks of your pregnancy!

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    I SO wanted a v birth. But alas, Alaina (baby A) was breech. I kept hoping she would turn at the last minute, but nope. I didn't have the greatest experience with a c sec myself. All of my friends who had to have them said it was great and that they had good experiences. But I think if I hadn't have been battling pneumonia and pre-e that my recovery would have been loads easier. I have my entire birth story here. ~~~>http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboa...51&postcount=1 If you would like to read it.

    And I had no signs of early delivery until 2 days shy of 34 weeks. I hope things go the way you are hoping, but just keep in mind anything can happen. If you want to read about my pg I have a link to my space in my siggie. I did a good job of keeping it up to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krista83 View Post
    I'm hoping I'll have to be induced just because it makes it easier to find care for my DD1 and then my OB will def. be the one to deliver. Plus, I have nothing going on...no pressure, no contrations (lots of BH but thats it) I'm feeling nothing and I'm almost 34 weeks. I just need to make it 37 weeks
    Every pregnancy is different... but I'll tell you my experience towards the end. I had weekly appts and at my 35 week appt, everything was going so smoothly - it was like a dream. The NP said I was 'made' to have twins. The next morning, I woke up with a TON of bloody show and then spent the next week with prodromal labor on and off and managed to dilate all the way to a 4 in about 10 minutes. But then it all stopped and I contracted very erratically. I really wanted a particular doctor to delivery the twins, so we decided to just 'augment' my early labor right at 36 weeks. Plus, my DD was born very quickly so they wanted to keep the situation controlled. Long story, but I think I could have held on maybe another week or so... but just wanted to say that even though things can be very uneventful, they can also change on a dime! I hadn't had anything other than BH until 35 weeks and a few days...

    I will say that I'm really thankful they came when they did! They were 5 lbs 9 oz and 6 lbs 2 oz and I tore HORRIBLY pushing Brian out and I can only imagine how much worse it would have been had they been bigger.

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    I had a scheduled c-section at 38 weeks so I have no advice. My baby A was breech and I never went into labor. But my c-section was a breeze
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    Thank you everyone, this has been very helpful. I know anything can change and all I really care about is that these two arrive happy and healthy. I now know I'll be induced Sept 13 and I'm really hoping to make it there simply because I want my OB to deliver them.
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    I had my daughter vaginally 6 years ago (no complications), and had the twins via stat c section due to uncontrolled dilating of my cervix at 27 weeks.
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    My twins were my first and I delivered them both vaginally.....no drugs. Both of them were head down but after Kodey (baby A) was born baby B (Kaleb) was still up high in my ribs and they were afraid of a cord prolapse so they did a breech extraction. Which means my OB put his hand in there and grabbed his little feet, turned him and pulled him out.

    I also delivered another baby DS#3 just 12 months later vaginally as well.

    Now my DD was breech and I had to have a c section and it was the WORST experience of my life, but I was one of the "lucky" ones whose incision got infected.

    I then VBACed my 4th DS almost 4 yrs ago and it was awesome. He was 2 weeks late and I was induced and I still was able to VBAC. He was almost 9 lbs with a 14.5 in head.
    Amanda~mommy to Kodey & Kaleb 4/29/99,Cameron 4/30/00,Cheyann 10/14/03, Cole 11/16/07, and Alli 09/30/11

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