Is Giving Birth To Twins Painfull ?
Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either monozygotic (‘identical’), meaning that they develop from one zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic (‘non-identical’ or ‘fraternal’), meaning that each twin develops from a separate egg and each egg is fertilized by its own sperm cell.
Since identical twins develop from one zygote, they will share the same sex, while fraternal twins may or may not. In rare cases twins can have the same mother and different fathers (heteropaternal superfecundation).
In contrast, a fetus that develops alone in the womb (the much more common case, in humans) is called a singleton, and the general term for one offspring of a multiple birth is a multiple. Unrelated look-alikes whose resemblance parallels that of twins are referred to as doppelgängers.
Understanding your delivery options is crucial because twins are more likely to arrive early, frequently before 38 weeks. Only around half of twin pregnancies continue past 37 weeks.
There is a good potential that one or both of your babies may spend some time in special care due to the likelihood that they will be delivered early.
Early in your pregnancy, talk with your midwife or doctor about your birth options because twins are frequently delivered prematurely.
You should also talk about the location of your ideal birth. Given the increased likelihood of problems with a twin birth, you will probably be advised to give birth in a hospital.
More medical personnel are frequently involved.
A third of all twin births occur vaginally, and the procedure is comparable to giving birth to a single child. It’s typically advised to get an epidural for pain medication if you’re planning a vaginal delivery. This is because if there are complications, it will be simpler and quicker to help the woman deliver the baby if she is already receiving adequate pain treatment.
It is typical to think about having a vaginal birth if the first twin is cephalic (head down). Other medical factors, though, might preclude this from being achievable. It’s typically not advised to deliver twins vaginally if you’ve already undergone a caesarean section.
If you give birth vaginally, you could require an aided.
You can decide to have an elective caesarean at the beginning of your pregnancy, or your doctor might suggest one later on due to probable difficulties. If you’re having twins instead of a single child, your chance of having a caesarean is almost two times higher.
Depending on the babies’ positions, a caesarean delivery may not be necessary. You will need to undergo a caesarean section if the presenting baby—the one who will be born first—is in a breech position (feet, knees, or buttocks first), or if one twin is lying in a transverse position (with its body lying sideways).
You may also require a caesarean due to certain problems.
This could be because:
- one or both babies become distressed
- the umbilical cord prolapses (falls into the birth canal ahead of the baby)
- your blood pressure is going up
- the labor is progressing too slowly
- assisted delivery doesn’t work
In very rare cases, you may deliver one twin vaginally and then require a caesarean section to deliver the second twin if it becomes distressed.
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Vaginal Birth of Twins
This means you will have to push twice, but the majority of the time the second twin is born much more easily than the first. This is because the first twin has paved the way, so to speak. The average time between the birth of the first and second baby is generally about 17 minutes
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Australia’s mothers and babies data visualisations), Twins Research Australia (Support services), NSW Health (Having a baby, Multiple pregnancy: when it’s twins or more), Raising Children Network (Pregnant with twins)