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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

No news is good news

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!!

10 comments:

  1. I had a rare experience, but my c-section was truly awful. The actual section wasn't too bad, but afterwards it was terrible due to a complication. If you want details you can email me, but I don't want to scare you so I will leave that up to you.

    Anyway, I went to visit a friend who just had a baby yesterday and she was up and walking around her room and I thought that would have been wonderful. If I could go back and have the option of a vaginal, I would have definitely tried it.

    Great job holding on, I can't wait to find out what you're having!

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  2. I had a friend deliver twins vag. and everything went great!!

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  3. I truly think that if it was me and the Dr. was encouraging a vaginal birth, I would seriously consider it.

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  4. No news is definitely good news! Nice work on keeping those legs closed!!!

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  5. I know several people who have had great twin vaginal deliveries. If it was me I would leave all options open and see what my body and the babies decide when the time comes, unless there were specific reasons you were thinking a c section would be best. Keep up the good resting!

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  6. I am in debate with you too. But my doctor isn't pushing one way over another. He just gives me statistics for both and is going to let me decide. I am so glad your cervix hasn't changed. Only a few more days till 34 weeks!

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  7. I can't believe you're almost ready to give birth! It seems like just yesterday you were doing the FET! Thanks for the sweet post yesterday on my upcoming FET! I've been keeping up with you and can't wait to see those precious babies... in a few weeks.... legs crossed for now!

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  8. oh wow that is some news.. I really thought you would have had a c-section and here comes your doctor with more than one option!That's always better than just one but I can understand it'll provide you with more thinking to do! Glad all is under control and that all the bedrest is working!!xxx

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  9. Good job keeping those legs crossed.

    Also, I know it's been up a while but I really like your new background.

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  10. If your Dr. is giving you the option of a vaginal birth I would seriously consider it. I've heard of so many Dr.'s who don't give women an option. I think it's wonderful that you have the option. I have delivered all 3 of mine vaginally with no pain meds and can't imagine a c-section. The whole Epidural and surgery scares me. Best of Luck and Congratulations!

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