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Dr. David Finke
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Twin Delivery (Overview)

Twins can be delivered vaginally if the first baby is head down, and the second baby is not larger than the first. They can also be delivered by c-section.


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Can you regain abdominal muscle tone after cesarean twin delivery?

Can you regain abdominal muscle tone after cesarean twin delivery?

Muscle tone: Abdominal muscle tone is regained by sit-ups and abdominal crunches after the baby is born. Women who have a cesarean section must wait a little longer before doing those exercises than a woman who has had a vaginal delivery. With a little work that muscle tone can be regained. ...Read more

Dr. David Finke
82 doctors shared insights

Twin Delivery (Overview)

Twins can be delivered vaginally if the first baby is head down, and the second baby is not larger than the first. They can also be delivered by c-section.


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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?

What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?

About 4% but rising: The most common reasons for c section of a second twin are heart rate problems and the baby coming down in a position other than head first. Many doctors used to be willing to deliver a second twin either butt first or by the feet, but few still have much experience in doing this. There is also a risk of injury to the nerves of the arm or learning disability in any baby that is born breech. ...Read more

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What's the scene in a delivery room for twins?

What's the scene in a delivery room for twins?

More MDs and RNs: Two babies requires twice the attention. Additional nurses are brought in to care for you and your babies. In addition, many times twins are born premature (varying degrees). Therefore, a larger pediatric team or neonatologist may be present. Anesthesia doctors will be around as well since twin deliveries have the potential to become a little more complicated and pain control is a major issue. ...Read more

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I have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery.Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

I have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery.Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

Possibly: The risks to the mother are increased (doubled) with a general anesthetic. Most anesthesiologists will strongly suggest that you have a regional anesthetic for your operation. The risk to your children is that they will be exposed to more chemicals, as well as the increased risk to yourself will affect them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is vaginal delivery safe for twins? I read lots of articles wich says it is ok and even better than c-section.

Is vaginal delivery safe for twins? I read lots of articles wich says it is ok and even better than c-section.

Depends : Vaginsl delivery is the preferred route of delivery for twins but certain criteria must be met to qualify. The list is long and your doctor can help guide you through. ...Read more

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Delivered twins w/ mild pre-e w/out SF. ALT increase from 20 post delivery to 72 5 weeks postpartum. Experiencing dull transient right upper quadrant?

Delivered twins w/ mild pre-e w/out SF. ALT increase from 20 post delivery to 72 5 weeks postpartum. Experiencing dull transient right upper quadrant?

See your MD: You need a careful history, full exam, imaging and to be followed very closely. Eclampsia can occur in the postpartum period. How's your blood pressure? Any symptoms? Did you have HELLP syndrome diagnosed? Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by several other mechanisms including hepatic vein occ. I would recommend prompt MD visit if you are experiencing pain r/o cholecystitis etc. Good luck. ...Read more