I'm 13wks along with twins and am considering trying a hypnobirthing class. Has anyone taken one with twins and had success? I tried natural birth with a doula for my DD in 2007 and ended up getting an epidural and the birth didn't turn out how I'd hoped -- but I didn't try any particular "method" other than what was taught in the hospital labor & delivery class.
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07-29-2011, 06:15 PM #1jenn1975Registered Userhas no status.
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Hey there, saw that no one responded to you so I thought I would... I had a friend who did the hypnobirth with a singleton and liked the experience. She did it at home and not in a hospital. So I guess my follow up question is -- are you thinking at home or in the hospital??? Are you thinking drugs or no drugs?
I know that in my case they wanted me to have an epidural. The reason is that twin births can go wrong in a second and if they had to cut me open they didn't want to waste time. Twin births provide a host of possible complications with positions, cords, monitoring, etc. And although I always believed my twin pregnancy would be fine and free of complications (it was for the most part) I had a co-worker and a friend both of some tragic occurrences with their twins.
I ended up having a c-section. I had a baby in the head down position and then a baby completely transverse more in the feet down position and a 2 pound size difference (she was basically full size). My doctor was a peri how delivers multiples at his thing and was confident I could have a vaginal delivery until those last few weeks when the size and positioning became evident. I was lucky that their equipment was so precise and we had so much information. It became apparent that I would be able to deliver one but probably not the other (twin B's head also measured very large and my pelvis had yet to rotate out enough so there was additional concern of her getting stuck due to size). So it ended up being a c-section.
In my case, I have preferred a vaginal birth but my hippy Doula told me that in the end all you want is a live healthy baby (in our case babies) and that there is no such thing as a bad birth if you get to take your baby home. She is right. I think that with twins there are so many variables that a hospital setting might be smarter (I know people might bite my head off) - I am not advocating automatic c-sections (God knows too many OBs due them as a matter of course with twins which is stupid). But a hospital setting in case something should go wrong.
Now if by chance your hospital does hypnobirthing and can work around you -- might as well give it a try -- I might think it is a decent idea because you would be right there if something should go wrong and I would want to be within seconds of an OR, a good Peri and an awesome NICU unit just in case.
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