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Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

Do I have to have a c-section just because I’m pregnant with multiples, or is there the possibility of delivering vaginally?

Re: Do I have to have a c-section just because I’m pregnant with multiples, or is there the possibility of delivering vaginally?

The Bump Expert

It’s true that many multiple births are delivered by c-section, but in some cases it is actually possible to deliver multiples vaginally.  Every pregnancy is different, but if your doctors think the labor is too difficult, or one or more of the infants is in the breech or compound position, chances are you may have to undergo a c-section. 

If you have a strong preference to a vaginal birth, it’s best to talk to your doctor about this in advance so your wishes can be taken into consideration when it comes to delivery day.  However, keep in mind that while there is a possibility of delivering vaginally with twins, that option becomes much less likely with triplets, quads, or pregnancies involving even more babies.

Karen Moise, RN

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

I had twin boys 4 years ago, I was able to give birth naturally. They were both head down, it did take 26 hours though. Now I pregnaunt and hoping it is just one. Don't worry, not all multiples have to be a C section. Good luck! :)

tloyd25 |

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

I gave birth to fraternal twins naturally 8 years ago . The boy was head down, the girl was breech, but the doctor was able to turn her to deliver without any issues. Don't be apprehensive. Many women have delivered multiples naturally.

lunnlunn |

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

I had twin boys 5 years ago. They were breech when I first got to the hospital, but 3 hours later they turned and I was able to have them naturally. They were 3 minutes apart.

redfox18 |

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

I think with twins it's possible to give birth naturally, but probably not with triplets or more. A colleague of mine was expecting triplets, she had a c-section at 28 weeks, as there was not enough room for the kids. Her kids had to be kept in NICU for quite some time, but now they all are doing fine. :)

writerneha |

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

Not all multiples have to be C-Section. It will depend on the advice your doctor will give you though.

carescorptech |

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

You ALWAYS have the choice to deliver vaginally. Don't believe anyone, indluding your doctor, who says that you can't. At the VERY least, TRY to deliver vaginally if that is what you want!

kjetienne |

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

When you're interviewing an OBGYN, be sure to _ask_ for their c-sec rate for multiples.

agdjenn |

Q&A: Are c-sections inevitable when delivering multiples?

I had twins naturally they were both head down pretty much the entire time. However, I did have to have them in an o.r. just Incase the second baby turned breach and they needed to do an emergency c section. But she didn't it all went very smoothly and they were 3 mins apart

amandac0517 |