thread: When did your twins turn 'head down'?

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Jun 2009

    When did your twins turn 'head down'?

    Hi Mummies,

    Just wondering when your twins or at least Twin 1 (A) turned head down?

    I had the first of my growth scans today at 26 weeks along and Twin 1 is presenting breech. Twin 2 is head down.
    My OB told me it's not something to be too worried about yet as they usually give up until around 30 weeks to look at positioning and labour options.
    I would prefer to try a natural birth, but need Twin 1 to go head down.
    At the end of the day, I really don't care about birthing beyond having two healthy babies by the end of the delivery - so if I do have a c-section so be it. I guess it's just fear of the unknown as I went natural with DD and was planning the same with the twins.

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Nov 2009
    Scottish expat living in Geelong

    my twin 1 turned head down from about 30 weeks. Twin 2 was breech until a few hours before I went into labour at 38 weeks.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Nov 2007
    Country Vic - West of Ballarat

    Twin A for me was head down pretty much most of the time and Twin B was all over the place, although at my last scan at 36 1/2 weeks Twin A was breech and Twin B was transverse under my rib cage.

    I had a elective c/s so it was more a case of my Ob needing to know what he was grabbing when they came out ... On the morning of delivery both twins were presenting in a breech position and then a little over an hour later they were both born head down, so they still found space to move and they were born at 37 + 4 weighing 5lb 8oz (2630g) and 6lb 1 oz (2770g) and I was measuring at 54weeks for a singleton baby...

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Jul 2007
    in a super happy place!

    At least one of mine turned at 32 weeks. I was in the bath and literally felt her doing it. We had been at a wedding - ****tail reception with no seating and I had been standing up all day and started to feel hideous - you can imagine the mass panic at the wedding with everyone thinking I was about to go into labour Came home got in the bath and I am positive that's the moment one or both turned. I had a scan a few days later and both were head down, which is how they stayed until vbac delivery at 35 wks.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    May 2007
    Otago, NZ

    I am almost 33 weeks now with two little girls who have never been head down at all. Our last scan showed both placentas in unfavourable positions for them to turn at this stage of things so we are pretty much resigned to the fact that I will have a c-sec. I have another scan in two weeks but our OB has so much faith that they are comfy as they are that she has booked my c-section already. I m fine with that, we have plenty of time to prepare for it so we can make it the best experience that we can.

    In saying that, hoping like mad that your little munchkins do the decent thing and turn head down

    Holy crap, measuring 54 weeks I think I am measuring about 5 - 6 weeks ahead and feel like a heffalump!!!

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Nov 2007
    Country Vic - West of Ballarat

    Melissa, I was measuring full term for a singleton at 28 weeks and my Ob was waiting for me to go into labour at any time so I had steriod injections to mature the boys lungs.

    But my belly just kept growing and growing and my Ob told me just as they were delivered that they seemed so comfortable that they probably would have stayed put for another week at least if I was left to go naturally (I had a c/s with my DD so went the the repeat c/s option due to possible rupture).

    I however was ready for them to be out, I couldn't drive anymore as I couldn't fit behind the steering wheel, I had to sit very lady like ....NOT... with my legs apart as my belly could rest on the chair between my legs.. lol... and breathing was becoming as issue as my lungs were sooooo squashed - and I had an 18mth old to look after as well.