Can Birth Center Stone Oak Deliver Twins?
We recommend a birth center for low-risk, natural births. If you’re pregnant with twins, you may wonder if this applies to you.
Twin pregnancies are generally considered high-risk since they have a higher chance of developing complications than single pregnancies. However, not all twin pregnancies must be delivered in a hospital setting.
Do We Deliver Twins?
Delivering twins is considered unique, especially in out-of-hospital births. The medical model suggests twins as high-risk, but that’s not always the case.
If you have had a successful natural birth in the past, and your current pregnancy has been uneventful, chances are that you can safely deliver them naturally at a birth center.
We evaluate twin pregnancies on a case-by-case basis. If our midwives believe they can help you achieve a successful birth center birth, we will book you in as a client.
Why are twin pregnancies usually considered high-risk?
Twin pregnancies are usually at an increased risk for certain complications. These include:
- Premature birth
- High blood pressure during pregnancy
- Gestational diabetes
- Nutritional deficiency during pregnancy
- Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
While not all twin pregnancies are prone to these complications, some are. Due to this, it is often recommended for twins to be delivered in a hospital setting since they are better equipped to deal with maternal and fetal complications in case they arise during or after birth.
Do you take other pregnancies that are sometimes considered high-risk?
We take twins and breech births on a case-by-case basis. We also offer Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). However, we do a thorough prenatal assessment to ensure you can have a safe out-of-hospital birth. We evaluate you for risks throughout your prenatal appointments to ensure we make the best decision for you and your baby.
We are lucky to have experienced midwives who can offer these services. They have the experience of naturally delivering breech and twin pregnancies successfully.
VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean) can be an option for women who are seeking a natural birth experience. It is essential to know the reason for the previous C-section and to know how the surgery was performed.
Empowering yourself with information can expand your options. An informative site to visit is ican-online.org/education/, an online resource for moms considering a vaginal birth after a C-section.