Shortly after having my now 3 year old daughter via cesarean birth due to failure to progress/CPD after an induction for post dates, I started planning my VBAC homebirth. Little did I know then that I would be carrying mono/di twins.
Some things: My first baby, Bruin, was born in 2009 via cesarean, and I feel it was truly unnecessary- a standard cascade of interventions story. I knew within months of his birth that my next child would be born at home. There are lots of reasons, but that is not […]
So, I was pretty much considered a “high risk pregnancy” from the start. “Advanced maternal age” at 39, conceived via IVF with ICSI (although it’s controversial as to whether this confers any/much additional risk or not), and twins. Conceiving had been so awful (three years of infertility, multiple failed attempts, […]
When I was 12 weeks pregnant I went in for my first ultrasound. As I eagerly watched the screen, the technician tried both an abdominal and vaginal ultrasound, yet no baby appeared. She quietly went and got the doctor who also tried both methods of ultrasound and still no baby. […]
This post is a continuation of our series on Healing from Traumatic Birth. If you are recovering from a past traumatic birth experience, whether it was with your twins or another birth, you may want to begin the work of processing that experience and exploring how it impacted you. Following […]
TTTS: My Experience with and Information on Chronic TTTS I found out I was carrying twins on the same day that my twins were diagnosed with chronic Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, on October 8 2002, almost six years ago. The internet was not the bastion of information that it is now […]
Leila & Sarah’s Birth Story Background info: First birth was in the hospital and augmented with Pitocin. I had PIH during the pregnancy and a few complications, but nothing too serious. Second birth was a planned homebirth but I risked out of the midwife’s care at 42 weeks and ended […]
Most of us are interested in Naturally Parenting Twins because we find that there is inherent wisdom in the “natural” way of doing things (however we define that), even as we are thankful for those times that medical intervention is available when warranted. Frequently, our providers, not recognizing how much […]