Vaginal Birth for Twins

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One of the main concerns that women have who are pregnant with twins is whether they will be able to deliver their babies vaginally or if a C-section will be required. This will actually depend on the location of the babies. For example, if the babies are both facing head down, the risks are less than if they are in a different position. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When twins are born who were facing head down, there is a small risk that a prolapsed cord will occur. This happens when the umbilical cord comes through the cervix before the baby, which could cutoff circulation. This is something that could happen after the first twin is born, but doesn’t happen a lot. If it does, a C-section will need to be conducted.

If the first twin is facing head down and the other twin isn’t, there is still a chance that a vaginal birth is possible. It is possible that after the first twin is born, that the second will turn around. If the baby is not able to be delivered vaginally, a C-section will be necessary.

In some instances, the first baby is breeched. If this is the case, it will be very difficult to deliver either baby vaginally. Because of this, it is common for a C-section to be used to deliver the babies at this time.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.