We were told twins were high risk, that we would absolutely need a C-section as Twin "A" was breech and that we would and could have no say in this matter - after all, all that matters is "healthy babies, healthy mommy, right??" This did not sit right with us, how could I have no say when it was my body and my children being discussed? How could I be questioned on whether or not we wanted their birth to be SAFE? That goes without being said, but what was never said was that our feelings, needs and passions mattered. This experience caused my passion to burn hotter...
After the birth of my boys, I studied and read as much as I could about birth, C-sections, VBAC's (Vaginal Births After Ceserean) and breastfeeding. While pregnant with my third child, (two years later) we were prepared. We chose a midwife, not an obstetrician, and we hired a doula....I had my VBAC in hospital and delivered a healthy 9lbs 3oz baby boy. (A full 2 lbs over my heaviest twin). I was convinced! With the proper support, the interventions (especially C-section) were not necessary for me. A woman's body can and will do what it is meant to do if left to it's own devices.
I am now the proud mom of 5 with 2 homebirths to add to my hospital experiences. From water birth to surgical birth, you've got this!
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