You might have heard that if a woman is expecting twins, she will definitely undergo a C-section. Delivering twins or multiples normally is thought to be extremely risky.
Statistically speaking, about half the twin pregnancies deliver via Cesarean section. Although in most cases, your doctor may recommend a surgical birth from a safety perspective. This is because twins generally arrive little early and they might be under weight due to which labor may not be favorable.
If you are carrying triplets or more, then you can be sure that you will have a surgical delivery.
Can I try for a vaginal birth if I’m carrying twins?
Its naturally optimum for you to deliver vaginally as - postpartum recovery is much faster, there is lower risk of infection, bleeding is less and it’s easier and faster to return to a normal routine.
However, the type of delivery will depend on your pregnancy health. This means that it depends on pregnancy complications (like gestational diabetes or hypertension), whether you’ve had previous surgical births and finally, on the position of your babies at the time of birth.
Allow your doctor to decide what’s best for you when it comes to delivering your twins. It’s your babies’ and your health that matters the most.
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