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POLL - purely for my own curiosity - are most multiples born by C-section or vaginally?

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Jacksmamwahahaha Mon 05-Oct-09 20:54:13

I've never ventured on the Multiples threads, having only one, but have been pondering this for a while now and don't know enough mums of multiples to ask in RL.

BTW (in view of current happenings), I am not a journo, troll, or the like. Simply a very curious soul re anything to to do with pregnancy, birth, babies, etc.

To add to the question - if your multiples were born by C-section, what were the circumstances that led to this decision? (Early labour, presentation, etc.)

MarsLady Tue 06-Oct-09 00:27:43

Mine were born by section. They were a transverse lie otherwise I would have gone for a vaginal birth.

In my work I see lots of vaginal twin births. Why not pop on to the d'y' ever thread (something about hamsters and the earth's core) and ask there? smile

Jacksmamwahahaha Tue 06-Oct-09 16:57:02

A reply!! [delighted]

Would that be ok do you think - I don't want to be rude and hijack the thread blush

MarsLady Tue 06-Oct-09 21:59:49

Jump right in my lovely. They don't bite on Tuesdays

Jacksmamwahahaha Wed 07-Oct-09 00:12:10


magnummum Wed 07-Oct-09 08:26:13

Mine were born vaginally - 2 3/4 hours from start to finish. No pain relief smile

throckenholt Wed 07-Oct-09 08:35:51

my id twins were born vaginally.

readyfornumber2and3 Wed 07-Oct-09 16:10:01

My fraternal boy/girl twins were born vaginally in 47 minutes grin
DS2 suprised everyone in the room by coming out feet first but was very straight forward

jellybeans Wed 07-Oct-09 16:17:33

I was unlucky and had 'best of both worlds' ie normal birth followed by a crash c section for the 2nd twin as his oxygen was cut off. Horrible.

Tortington Wed 07-Oct-09 16:20:54


lots of pain relief - hooo rah

6.6 & 7.5

and my fadge is still as tight as drum

Jacksmamwahahaha Wed 07-Oct-09 16:23:27

Wow custardo, those were big twins!!! YAY for pain relief I say.

;( jelly - is he ok?

Jacksmamwahahaha Wed 07-Oct-09 16:23:57

Sorry jelly that should have been ""


kathryn2804 Wed 07-Oct-09 16:25:54

My id twins were by emergency c-section after being induced, need I say more!! Induction was a VERY slow process and I had to be monitored the whole time and was not allowed to get up. Then had epidural, then had reaction to epidural which made me shivery and sick. Still only 5 cms dilated after 9 hrs of labour and feeling dreadful, plus they were a little worried about pre-eclampsia, I gave in and we went for an emergncy c-section. Wish I'd held off a bit on the epidural in hindsight as reckon I might have been successful without that, and I was coping well with the pain with the help of lots of gas and air [spaced out emoticon!]. Ho-hum, gonna try for natural birth with baby no 3 in Mar!!

Tortington Wed 07-Oct-09 16:27:05

i know.

i love the - no pain relief / my twins were the biggest/ my ordeal was the scariest pissing competitions that we all pretend aren't happening grin

go pain relief it's yer birthday we're gonna party like it;s yer birthday.

Jacksmamwahahaha Thu 08-Oct-09 05:19:26

I think I'd have gone out of my mind without the epidural (hours and hours of back labour) - I think I asked the anaesthetist to marry me!! Epidural was my best friend.

I personally think those competitions are utter shite. Pain relief or not, you grew and gave birth to a baby. It shouldn't be "gold medal for maximum suffering, here, you get a bronze medal because you went for pain relief you wimp".

jellybeans Thu 08-Oct-09 15:53:09

Jacks yes thanks he is fine now... has minor visual problems but that is it. The worst thing about it was that i didn't see him for 3 days, he was in NICU and I was in HDU too ill to go in a wheelchair (lost huge amounts of blood and had another op), so i had one twin with me and one on another floor gravely ill!! The main thing is that we both pulled through so I try not to dwell too much!!!

Jacksmamwahahaha Thu 08-Oct-09 16:04:01

shock How horrible for you!! It's hard to get over that sort of thing, isn't it.

HollyKate Thu 08-Oct-09 16:13:45

My fraternal twins (boys) were by c-section. I wanted a vaginal birth (had first son at home with about 3 cylinders of gas and air, couldn't have done it without ). Wanted same again - hollow laughter. They were both breech and I had to have a c-section. Plus I had pre-eclampsia and was in hospital for a week first, it was miserable.

BenandSue Fri 09-Oct-09 12:34:25

My twin girls were born by C-section because of presentation - 1 was transverse & the other breach. I was booked in weeks in advance, but they had other ideas and came a day before I was due for the operation.

I must admit I was a major coward with the C-section - I was shaking the whole way through and hated the epidural. Infinitely preferred the vaginal birth of DD1.

FernieB Mon 12-Oct-09 14:00:39

Emergency c section - 1 month early.

idobelieveinfairies Mon 12-Oct-09 18:39:19

1st set were c-section because of twin 1 being transverse.

2nd set were c-section because of no labour starting at 40 weeks and was not allowed to be induced because of previous inductions being horrid!!

Rollmops Tue 13-Oct-09 11:41:51

Planned Csection at 37.4 weeks. All went perfectly and was it one fabulous day for Rollmops family grin.

Abubu Tue 13-Oct-09 17:15:11

ID twins, induced at 38 weeks, born vaginally but with help from ventouse.
Probably should have been by C section if they knew they had late onset of TTTS.

preciouslillywhite Tue 13-Oct-09 17:19:49

C-section at 36 weeks because one dd's placenta wasn't doing its job.

idobelieve- 2 sets???? envygrin

kitstwins Wed 14-Oct-09 12:58:34

Emergency section at 35 weeks (after big bleed) due to placenta praevia. Picked up at 20 week scan so knew I'd probably have to have one. Nearly had a vaginal birth at 30 weeks when I went into early labour after another bleed and I watched them set up the room for delivery (including two pink/two blue birth cards - we didn't know the sex). My contractions tailed off though which was for the best in the sense that they'd have needed NICU at that gestation and would have been in hospital for a while, but SUCKED from the point of view that my eventual caesarean five weeks later was a horrible, painful, traumatic nightmare. If I ever get pregnant again I'm going to do my utmost to avoid having one again!

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