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    A lot of people who are pregnant with twins are either told they can't have a vaginal birth if you have twins, but it isn't so-I did it!
    I went to the Royal Women's hospital, Melbourne and they were awsome.
    On the 10 October I went to the hospital for my regular check up and
    happened to mention that I have had some leaking fluid but dismissed it as
    I couldn't control my bladder anymore due to the weight of the babies. The
    doctor said that she wanted to make sure that I hadn't ruptered my
    membranes and sent me off to the emergancy department to do a test to see
    if I had or not, called an Amniswab. The test came back positive that I had and was told that I would be admitted because of the risk of infection. At this time I was
    34wks pregnant and I didn't want to have them that early. So off I trot
    sent upstairs and put on a CTG machine (graphs the babies heart beats and
    any contractions I was having). At this point I was having contractions so
    they gave me medication to stop them and also steroid injections to
    strengthen the babies lungs just in case the medication to stop the
    contractions didn't work. After a few hours of being strapped to the
    machine they admitted me to the ward and I was told that I wasn't going
    home until I had the babies. Two long weeks later I was told they were
    going to induce me at 36wks-the 25 October.
    At 7am I was taken up to the labour ward and propped up in the room. After
    being prodded and probed they started the drip to induce labour at 9am,
    broke my waters properly and also put in the epidural. (The first baby was
    head first and the second was breech so they were going to attempt a
    natural birth that is why I had to have the epidural!) At approximately
    12pm about 20 people frantically entered the room concerned that the babies
    were in severe distress and they will most likely need to move me upstairs
    for an emergancy ceasar. I was really upset about this but put on a brave
    face. After a few minutes of stress they stopped the drip to bring on the
    labour and fortunately the girls settled down. By this point I was 8cm
    dialated (you need to be 10cm to start pushing) Since I had dialated so
    quickly the girls were stressed. The doctors then decided it was time to
    push. After approx 40min they were born. Gemma came out first with
    forcepts 1.18pm and then after the doctor putting her hand up there and
    literally pulling out Teagan at 1.21pm my beautiful girls were born. Gemma
    2.64kgs 46cm Teagan 2.24kgs 44cm. My recovery that day was longer than
    expected as I lost 1800mls of blood, apparently we have between
    7000-8000mls in our body so it was a significant amount and they thought I
    was going to have to have a blood transfusion, but fortunately they didn't
    have to, I was just wacked out for about 5hrs and then fainted in my first
    shower! LOL. After some much needed food I was feeling much better. They fortunately didn't need special care they were able to come to the ward with me straight away.
    Because they are condsidered prem babies we had to stay in hospital a bit
    longer than expected. Both of them lost a bit too much weight so they
    wanted to make sure they were feeding properly and gaining weight. 8
    emotional days later we were sent home.
    gave birth to my beautiful girls,
    Gemma Therese 2.64kgs and Teagan Starsha 2.25kgson the 25 October 2006.

    Last edited by btm2506; January 16th, 2007 at 09:47 PM. Reason: forgot names and weights

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    That is an AWESOME story Mine was similar except I ended up having to have the emergancy c section and there was only one... My little man was born on the 23rd of Oct... good month that one!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    All the best with your girls!
    xxxooo

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    Well done on the natural birth of your twin girls. Glad to hear they are doing so well and what beautiful names you chose for them. Good luck with it all.

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    Congratulations on giving birth to your bubbas naturally!

    It must have been great not having them go in special care and having them with you also!

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    Congrqats on giving birth naturally!! i had my daughter in the Womens in June, 10 w early, i liked the hossy

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    What a great story ,our twins where born the day after yours both breach but similar story except they were in SCN.

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    Congrats on your delivery. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    thats an awesome story, you are one strong mumma. Man thats a huge blood loss.

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    Congrats on the birth of your twin girls. What a great story too!

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    I'm glad your little girls arrived safe and sound

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    What an inspiring story - I'm so glad you weren't railroaded into a ceasarean. Congratulations on the birth of your little girls.

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    Hey Briohny!

    Your one very strong woman and birthing both of the girls naturally is just amazing!

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    Awww Wow!! Congratulations on the birth of your twins! What an amazing story! Well done

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    congratulations you did a fantastic job birthing your girls vaginally - awesome story and great to hear.I love their names.
    great they were so well no special care nursery and came home with you. Mine didn't and I hated that bit leaving them behind.

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    Congratulations on birthing your twin girls Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Briohny, great job and thanks for sharing. Oct 25 is my wedding anniversary.

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