Right now my babies are tranverse - I'm hoping and praying that they both turn head down. If they turn breech, what's the last week that twins have enough room to turn?
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03-09-2006, 08:48 AM #1bobbyRegistered Userhas no status.
What's the lastest twins can turn head down?
03-09-2006, 10:23 AM #2denisepgRegistered Userhas no status.
I have the exact same question...I hope you get lots of responses.
I am 31 weeks tomorrow with twins.
Last Friday they were both head down. Today one was breech and one was transverse. My OB said they still have time but didn't say how much.
How many weeks are you?
03-09-2006, 11:54 AM #3
Gosh, I'm in the same boat and have the same question.
I'm 30 weeks on Saturday. My twins have both been transverse since the beginning. At my last appt. twin A started to look breech-transverse (sort of at an angle) and twin b was still transverse.
I asked my Peri when I should expect they won't be able to turn anymore and he said that twins can usually change position up to 32-34 weeks, but not many do after the 34 week point. But, It can happen, it's just not as common....~Sadey :b/g Twins
03-09-2006, 11:55 AM #4KSLSRegistered Userhas no status.
It's never really to late, some babies will turn during labor. Though some docs will tell you otherwise since they like to plan for a c-section if the babies aren't head down after a certain date.
I haven't talked to my doc about it yet but if I am dealing with breech or transverse babies I will insist on having their positions rechecked before going into the OR just to be sure they aren't head down. Don't want surgery if there's no reason, yk?Me: (Karen) 36 DH: 42
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03-09-2006, 12:45 PM #5bobbyRegistered Userhas no status.
Forgot to add I'm 24 weeks - Sadey, I soo feel for you! Having the babies transverse for just the last two weeks has been hellish - my ribs hurt on one side and I can hardly catch my breath. I can only imagine how you feel at 30 weeks. Nice to know that it sounds like I may have lots of time to have them turn.
Karen - my thoughts exactly - no one is surgically removing my babies unless it is an absolute for sure that they are still transverse.
03-09-2006, 12:52 PM #6
No kidding Bobby, My rib cage (mostly the right side) is absolutely uncomfortalbe
I hope my little ones turn, I would love to do this naturally (with an epidural, of course) instead of a c-seciton. I'm just trying to stay positive but expect the later. Either way, I just want what's best for them....~Sadey :b/g Twins
03-10-2006, 06:57 AM #7DiIPRegistered Userhas no status.
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My ob was pretty clear that after 34 weeks, there really isn't a lot of room left. Before going into the c-section, he did check their positions. If there was any question, he would have done an u/s to confirm though.Warrior Princess D, Astro Slayer
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03-10-2006, 10:50 AM #8jccRegistered Userhas no status.
I heard around 32 or 34 weeks but mine never changed from our 28 week ultrasound. Baby A was head down and Baby B was breech for 10 weeks before I delivered and never changed. However, my doc said as long as Baby A was head down, we could go for a vaginal delivery. They double checked positions again as soon as I got to the hospital (labor induced at 38 weeks) just be sure they didn't change.
I delivered in the OR just in case there were complications and I needed an emergency C-section but I did delivery both vaginally. Delivered Baby A that was head down and once she was out, they were able to turn Baby B and deliver him head down as well.
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03-11-2006, 06:31 AM #9AmyARegistered User Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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My baby A was always head down. Baby B was transeverse or breech my whole pg and she finally turned head down at 34 weeks. I delivered at 35w2d.Amy
03-13-2006, 10:58 AM #10
Between 30 and 37 weeks my Baby B turned almost every week from Breech to Transverse and to Vertex. I never knew which position she would be in when we did the u/s. Some weeks when we did 2 u/s she would be in a different position within days!! Although she was changing positions like mad my Baby A who was the presenting twin never moved and remained breech for weeks - so we had to do a c-section.
I wouldn't give up quite yet...I would REALLY notice a major position change after I had a bad weekend (lots of pain, movements, etc).
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