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Anyone had a natural birth with DCDA TWINS?

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MamaDeeGee Mon 11-Sep-17 00:08:39

Having my waters broke in the morning im excited, nervous and all the other emotions too!


Anyone else birthed dcda naturally?

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4thtime Mon 11-Sep-17 10:52:11

Can't advise but just want to say good luck xxx

HeartburnCentral Mon 11-Sep-17 11:05:39

Congratulations. I'm still pregnant with my dcda twins but from reading about it, you can only have a natural birth if Twin A (the baby nearest to the cervix) is head down. It is best if both are head down but if Twin A is head down and Twin B is beech it is possible to turn Twin B once Twin A is born. Usually, they advise getting the epidural early in the labour because if Twin A is born by vagina and they can't get twin b into head down position or if there is other complications, there is a (4% I think) chance Twin B would need to be born by c section. Let us know how you get on. smile

Twinkletowedelephant Mon 11-Sep-17 11:08:02

Good luck i wanted one but the boys were non cooperative breach and transverse.
All through pregnancy.

Jedbartletforpresident Mon 11-Sep-17 11:14:11

Good luck! I wanted one and pushed hard for it (no pun intended) but both twins were breech and then twin 1's heart-rate dropped and wasn't recovering and I was rushed through for an emcs. (All rather chaotic in the end as I was fully in labour and went from 3cm - 10cm in 45min so by the time the CS happened I was fully dilated and ready to push.)

To reassure you - I was dead set against a CS for a variety of reasons but in the end it was ok and nowhwere near as bad and I had expected it to be.

Jedbartletforpresident Mon 11-Sep-17 11:15:38

That's not to say you will have a CS - just to reassure you that if it happens it's ok! I had two natural births before my DTs and to me a CS really was the worst case scenario but it was fine in the end

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Mon 11-Sep-17 19:33:03

Do update OP as would love to know how it went! Good luck.

newtlover Mon 11-Sep-17 19:41:29

yes- do update!
I had a natutal birth with mine, in the face of stiff opposition from hospital who wanted me to have an epidural
T1 was head down and T2 slightly transverse
v quick 1st stage (3 hours)
T1 born with me kneeling- looking back I wish I hd had nore time with her, she was handed to DP, the mw felt to see what position T2 was in (now head down) and she encouraged me to start pushing, which I did and delivered her also kneeling.
It IS possible grin

EddChinasVagina Mon 11-Sep-17 19:52:16

I pushed for 1hr but unfortunately twin A was in the wrong position so had a C section. My sister had hers vaginally without induction. She did have assisted delivery though.

MamaDeeGee Mon 11-Sep-17 21:24:55

Thank you ladies both babies been head down since 22 weeks! And im 100% having natural x

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MamaDeeGee Mon 11-Sep-17 21:26:43

Unless something changes in labour etc

Awaiting call back from hospital to go and have waters broke as they very busy! Been waiting 12 hours now 😖

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newtlover Tue 12-Sep-17 08:58:27

good luck

MamaDeeGee Tue 12-Sep-17 17:43:14

Hey guys still waiting! Had to go in for monitoring but still no space on labour ward 😣😖

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newtlover Tue 12-Sep-17 21:35:55

good luck grin

MamaDeeGee Wed 13-Sep-17 12:25:14

Just to update you all still waiting for a bed! Im getting awfully annoyed now as i have to have delivered by the 17th and im now worrying due to it been left so late theyll push for a section! sad

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newtlover Wed 13-Sep-17 19:14:29

why do you have to deliver by the 17th?
you could have daily monitoring if you don't go into labour by yourself
(but I bet you will!)

MamaDeeGee Wed 13-Sep-17 20:03:45

My consultant wants them out by the 17th,

Im not due til the 1st of oct as they were been brought early x

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HeartburnCentral Wed 13-Sep-17 22:25:23

Is induction an option to see if they can kick start labor itself before trying for a section?

MamaDeeGee Thu 14-Sep-17 05:06:25

They are suppose to be breaking my waters when theres space so i dont think il need induction but im worried with how late theyve left it theyll jump straight to section! Been tryin to ask them on phone for past 24hours but just get "we will get someone to call you back" then they dont

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4thtime Thu 14-Sep-17 10:58:54

Beep looking for you post since Monday to see if anything was happening! Can't believe u are still waiting, hope it all happens soon xx

inniu Thu 14-Sep-17 11:02:02

I had mine naturally. Spontaneous labour.

MamaDeeGee Thu 14-Sep-17 11:10:19

I have been having contractions etc over last week but nothing strong enough x

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HeartburnCentral Thu 14-Sep-17 11:26:56

Most hospitals like to give every opportunity for a vaginal birth before considering a section unless the positions are breech so hopefully they will give you a chance once they bring you in to break the waters. It's very frustrating when you can't get a straight answer from them.

MamaDeeGee Thu 14-Sep-17 15:54:24

Been in for monitoring again got to call at 9pm to see if theres any space x

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4thtime Thu 14-Sep-17 16:03:34

Fingers crossed for u x

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