nectarine / 2192 posts
@bluestriped bee: Thanks for the update. You've gotten this far and done great- you'll do great on the delivery too! Sending prayers your way.
grapefruit / 4355 posts
@bluestriped bee: So excited that you were able to make it to the end with those babies! They will be in your arms before you know it! I can't wait to hear all about it!
blogger / pineapple / 12381 posts
Sending great thoughts your way. You've got this! Can't wait to "meet" your babies!
persimmon / 1420 posts
@bluestriped bee: You're going to do great! FWIW, my breech extractionw as easier than my regular delivery:)
honeydew / 7303 posts
@bluestriped bee: thinking of you and sending lots of love and prayers!!
pear / 1770 posts
@bluestripedbee: You've got this - you're a strong mama! I think it's great you're trying for vaginal delivery and it seems like you've got a great team of doctors. Can't wait to hear about your beautiful babies!
eggplant / 11408 posts
You've got this, Mama. You are so strong and have done so well!!
Also, @twodoghouse: had a vaginal and c-section with her twins, if you're interested in how that might look
honeydew / 7230 posts
You're getting so close! You've been on my mind a lot lately! Pretty soon you're going to meet those sweet babies, and however it works out will be worth it!
In addition to my vag and c-sec deliveries, I actually had a cut cervix. Mine was different because it didn't happen in the situation that you described - mine was actually cut accidentally during my c-section (I don't really know how that happened other than the fact that once A was it my stretched out floppy uterus was not where my dr expected and it was hard to find the right spot to cut? That's sort of what my dr told me). Anyway, my cervix was cut horizontally and stitched during my c section (dissolving stitches). It does put me at increased risk of cervical incompetence in future pregnancies (which we probably won't have, but who knows). My dr did say that instances where the cervix is cut vertically weakens the cervix a lot more (my guess is in the instance you described the cut would be vertical). If you think you'd like to have more kids, a previously cut cervix is certainly not a great thing. But I don't think it's a super common thing to happen during breech extractions!
wonderful clementine / 24134 posts
Thats for sure one of the worst things about inductions, you think you know the "date" but there are still a lot of factors. I was induced with my daughter on 8/9 with the hopes she would be born on 8/10. Turns out she waited until just after midnight to be born on 8/11!
I know it would suck to have a vaginal and c-section recovery, but a lot of moms labor and even push for a really long time and then have to go to a c-section. Its obviously not a full vaginal delivery, but a lot of dilation and changes "down there" to recover from in addition to the c-section. So if you end up having to go for a c-section for baby B, it may not be the worst thing.
grapefruit / 4418 posts
Good luck!! My old boss' wife delivered full term twins (at 40 weeks) naturally!
As for cutting your cervix - that's not an episiotomy. An episiotomy is when they cut your Perenium. Anyways, I think having a doc experienced with breech delivery is incredibly important for the success.
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
@AmeliaBedilia: @Mrs.KMM: @Mrs. Jacks: Thanks!!
@meganmp: oh, good to know! thanks.
@yellowbird: @ms.line: thanks!
@LovelyPlum: thanks! Yeah, I know twodoghouse had both a vaginal and c-section.
@twodoghouse: thanks! Oh, you had your cervix cut? Yeah, I won't see the dr til later today to ask her about the risks and future complications of a cut cervix. I did ask my nurse last night if she has ever been involved with a cut cervix. I'll comment below.
@catomd00: Yeah, I asked my nurse last night about a cut cervix versus the episotomy. She said the same thing you did. She said that if they have to cut my cervix that they should know where it was cut and try to avoid the blood vessels. She did say the cervix does have a lot of blood flowing to that area so there will be more blood loss than an episotomy. She said women can naturally tear their cervix and when that happens Dr's have to determine where the blood is coming from. Could it be the uterus or the cervix? She said there has been instances where they had to go back in and do surgery to find out exactly where the the bleeding is coming from. That does sound like a scary situation, but the nurse assured me that since I'll be in the OR that it will be easy for them to do a surgery if this happens. Anyway, I guess I'm hoping that if my cervix does constrict that I'll be cut instead of tearing. DH said lets hope I don't need anything cut.
@T.H.O.U.: thanks! Good point about mothers who have to labor down and end up with a c-section.
honeydew / 7504 posts
@bluestriped bee: I didn't have a cut cervix, but I had a LEEP in my 20s to remove precancerous lesions from my cervix. The bottom of the cervix is kid of shaped like a donut, and they made my donut hole bigger - that's how my doctor described it to me at the time! Anyway, because of that, I had to be closely monitored for incompetent cervix during my first pregnancy. All that meant was biweekly ultrasounds (usually transvaginal) from about 13-26 weeks. My cervix stayed in tact that whole time, so they stopped at 26 weeks. I also did not need additional monitoring this time around since everything went fine last time. FWIW, if the cervix had started premature effacement, they would have stitched it closed. It's call a cervical cerclage.
I'm not entirely sure if that's the same as having a vertical cut, but if so, all that means in the future is that you get more ultrasounds!
wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts
Accck I can't believe the time is coming so soon! Will be thinking of you, and praying for a smooth delivery, and healthy babie! Can't wait to "meet" them
@littlebug: ah, ok. When I was at 20 weeks, they saw that my cervix was shortening and they did tell me that if it continued to shorten that I would have to get a cerclage. My cervix ended up lengthening so it wasn't an issue. Thanks for sharing your experience.
blogger / pomegranate / 3044 posts
@bluestriped bee: Wow, big day is coming up fast! Whatever you chose/is chosen for you, I hope goes seamlessly.
pomelo / 5607 posts
@bluestriped bee: So excited for you that it's so close! I hope everything goes perfectly and you have the healthiest of little ones. Thinking of you and your sweet babies!
Ok, so this morning I got a growth u/s. Dr wanted to check the sizes of the babies since a breech extraction for the second baby was a possibility. Baby girl is 3 lbs 6 oz and second baby (boy) is 4 lb 5 oz. In the twin world, you want the babies to be close in size for a vaginal birth. Or at least the bigger baby to come out first. In my case, the smaller baby is lower and will most likely be delivered first. I was worried that a vaginal birth is now off the table because the boy is that much bigger than the girl.
Well, I just saw the dr and she said the nicu doesn't have any concerns about being ready for us tomorrow. So induction tomorrow is a go!!!
My dr said a vaginal birth for both babies is still possible of they both remain head down. If baby boy moves after baby girl is out then the dr will probably try to invert him so he is head down. If that is unsuccessful than he will most likely be delivered by c-section. Since the boy is bigger, a breech extraction might not be possible.
I'm actually okay with this. I want to at least try a vaginal birth for first baby.
So no scheduled time for the induction. The dr on call tomorrow is out of town so when she starts her shift tomorrow, she'll come in check my cervix and decided what meds to proceed with.
So yay that's my update!!
Thanks for tagging along with my journey and sending all of your support. I really appreciate it.
pear / 1998 posts
Woot! Very exciting. I can't believe it has been so long - although I'm sure you are ready to have these babies! Hope everything goes smoothly and your babies don't have to spend too much time in the NICU!
@Mrs. Tiger: @Torchwood: @TemperanceBrennan: Thank you!
pear / 1986 posts
@bluestriped bee: Wishing you and the babies all the best!!
coconut / 8078 posts
@bluestriped bee: good luck with everything! thinking of you and your babies!
nectarine / 2784 posts
Alright! Happy birthday Eve!
pomegranate / 3949 posts
Good luck tomorrow! Hoping for the best!
@bluestriped bee: Great news!! I'm so excited for you!
grapefruit / 4997 posts
@bluestriped bee: Yay for making it this far, you have been so calm and strong during this ordeal. Good luck tomorrow and can't wait to "meet" your babies.
papaya / 10560 posts
Oh my gosh, good luck!!!
pomelo / 5228 posts
@bluestriped bee: congrats!!! Hope all goes well, can't wait to hear the news so happy that you are so close to meeting your kids finally!
persimmon / 1050 posts
Good luck tomorrow!
pear / 1586 posts
@bluestriped bee: good luck tomorrow!
pomelo / 5084 posts
@TemperanceBrennan: Good luck, bee! Will be checking in on you tomorrow and over the weekend!
kiwi / 545 posts
Good luck and wishing you and your babies well!
bananas / 9118 posts
So exciting! Wishing your family the absolute best tomorrow!
grapefruit / 4717 posts
Thinking of you and wishing for the best! Can't wait to hear your update!
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21628 posts
Good luck tomorrow! Start a birth in progress thread.
apricot / 378 posts
@Mrs. Pickle: I agree!!
So happy to hear it's almost induction day!! Thinking of you for an uneventful delivery!!
@bluestriped bee: yay, yay, yay-good luck!!!
pomelo / 5628 posts
@bluestriped bee: good luck tomorrow!!
pear / 1621 posts
@bluestriped bee: thank you for sharing your journey with us! You have been so calm and strong throughout all of this! Thinking of you and so excited for you too!
blogger / honeydew / 7081 posts
Good luck!!! Hope everything goes so well- I can't wait to 'meet' them!
hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts
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