Today's appointment revealed that I am holding steady. Still 80% effaced and fingertip dilated. I told the doctor that I thought I had lost my mucus plug and he said that it means nothing and would venture to say that all of the cervical exams that I have been having week to week are what dislodged it. Whew.
Both babies are still head down...so by definition both babies are vertex/vertex however, baby B's body is actually transverse across the top of my abdomen. The doctor said we can go ahead and schedule our C-section for 38 weeks. He did say that he strongly encourages me to think about having a vaginal delivery, espeically if the babies are born early, to help squeeze all of the fluid out of their lungs. He said if I am 5 or 6 centimeters dilated, he would like for me to consider a vaginal birth. He did say that they would of course respect our wishes for a c-section if that is what we choose to do. What are your thoughts on this? I know statistically, even when both twins are head down, many twins wind up being delivered via c-section because the uterus is so distended that the contractions are just not productive enough to move the baby down. DH and I have some serious thinking to do.
The NST revealed pretty steady (and strong) contractions. My BP was 100/50!!! A new pregnancy low for me! God bless my naturally low blood pressure!!!
We go back next week for our growth scan!!