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When was your birth planned for, and when did it happen?

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quesadillas Wed 22-Apr-15 14:43:09


As the title really. I'm now 16 weeks with DCDA twins. My doctor has said that, all being well, I will be booked in for a c-section at 37-38 weeks, but no later. I realise that if things change or problems arise that that may not happen. I was just wondering what plans others were given, and if that's actually what happened, or were dates brought forward and babies came earlier?


JemFinch Wed 22-Apr-15 14:48:47

I was booked in for c section at 35 weeks - MCDA and we had TTTS so was always going to be early. In the end emergency section at 31+3.

2015isgoingtobeBIG Wed 22-Apr-15 15:18:45

I'm 35w4d with DCDA twins and no plan for either section or induction. If I go into labour naturally over the next week, they will assess at that point whether I can continue to labour naturally or go straight to section. I'm hoping to get a Plan B for if that doesn't happen when I meet the consultant next week.

My previous trust would have given me a date at my 32 week scan appointment for a planned induction or section to occur in the 37th week.

The couple who came to talk to our antenatal day had their heart set on the planned section they had a date for but she went into labour naturally two weeks early and ended up giving birth vaginally to both.

LP18413 Wed 22-Apr-15 17:29:37

I am 14 weeks and have already been told that, all being well, I will be induced between week 37-38 if I've not gone into labour naturally before this time.
As much as I want them to be fully cooked, I would quite like to go into labour naturally this time as I was induced with DS and I'd like to have the experience of everything going well...I know I'm probably getting my hopes up!

littlesupersparks Wed 22-Apr-15 17:34:48

I started my induction at 38+2 and had my twins the next day. They wanted to induce at 38 weeks but it was my eldest's birthday at 38+1 so I refused until afterwards

littlesupersparks Wed 22-Apr-15 17:35:15

Twin 1 was cephalic, twin 2 footling breech.

quesadillas Wed 22-Apr-15 18:09:40

Sounds like 37-38 as a plan is about normal. I just have to hope I don't go into labour any earlier. Due to medical history I've been strongly advised to go for a section by the doctor, which is what I wanted anyway.

Diamondsareagirls Wed 22-Apr-15 19:48:00

I was induced at 37 weeks and had both naturally. A C-section was discussed if Twin 1 wasn't head down but it didn't come to that.

Ratfinkandbobo Wed 22-Apr-15 22:59:12

I had emcs at 33, waters went, labour started, twin 1 breach.

SoonToBeSix Wed 22-Apr-15 23:01:15

Planned for 36+6
Labour and delivery 34+ 4

lendi Thu 23-Apr-15 11:26:38

Planned elective section for 37+5. Waters broke at home at 36+7 and went into in hospital in early labour so sectioned shortly after. DCDA and both cephalic. Amazing experience.

Heels99 Thu 23-Apr-15 11:28:00

Planned for 38 weeks came at 34 weeks, we were in hospital for a month

quesadillas Thu 23-Apr-15 13:57:29

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a fair few babies came before the plan, so I suppose I have to be prepared for that. Assume EMCS would be performed -if time permitted obviously. I didn't go into labour with my first, despite all the interventions possible, so I'm hoping things wouldn't move really fast this time either.

neversleepagain Thu 23-Apr-15 14:32:36

Induction booked for 38+0. Babies delivered by emcs at 34+5 as both were transverse. My waters went at 34+4

FlysInDreams Thu 23-Apr-15 15:43:51

Induction at just after 37 weeks, three times and still nothing. Then they tried to break my waters at just over 38 weeks, third time lucky. At 38+2 DTD1 was helped out by ventouse and DTD2 via C-section 55 minutes later. Maybe they were comfortable where they were?

mrsm16 Wed 13-May-15 12:03:24

planned for induction at 38 weeks, admitted at 36+2 due to pre eclampsia and induced at 36+4

Twicethehugs Wed 13-May-15 22:08:57

Induced just before 38 weeks with MCDA twins. I was surprised as thought they'd come early!

BillyBigchin Wed 13-May-15 22:50:33

Wanted to go naturally, got TTTS, would have had a section at 32 weeks.

We were lucky, the TTTS resolved itself and I was induced and had them at 36 weeks. That was due to pre eclampsia.

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