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Can twins be delivered vaginally?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
They can. Should???: Almost 80% of all twins in the United States are delivered via cesarean section nowadays. There are several good reasons for this upward trend: extremely few obstetricians skilled in breech delivery/extraction of the second twin as singleton breech deliveries have stopped since 2000, increased risk for perinatal injury/death for the second twin in vaginal birth, 4-10% risk of stat cesarean section.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Twins can be delivered vaginally but a C/S may be recommended for many different reasons.

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Last updated Jul 17, 2015

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