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08/22/2012

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Megan Kennedy-Farrell

On the brink of birth for the second time myself, I'm grateful to have read this (even if there is only 1 baby in my womb.) Thanks, especially for the reminder, "But once I had vetted and chosen that trusted team, I had to let it go." Thanks!

Jennifer

Megan, thanks for your comment. I am so excited for you, your family, and the birth (and life!) of baby #2! Will keep you guys in my thoughts.

Abby

Jenn, I love this story! I have lots of thoughts in response, but I really wanted to encourage you to send your story to the Birth Without Fear blog. She's a huge advocate for natural birth, but also very supportive of mothers who aren't able to have that for whatever reason. She has a ton of great birth stories and I'm sure she'd love to share yours, given how rare it is. The website is birthwithoutfearblog.com and her contact info is there.

Jennifer

Thanks, Abby! I'll check it out.

Laura Folkwein

I am so glad you are writing and sharing your life online, Jenn. Deep thanks.

Jennifer

Thanks, Laura! I appreciate the encouragement!

Kerstin

Hi Laura-
I am also in RI., I am having twins- going on 8 weeks. This is #4 and #5. I have had all vaginal deliveries- terrible experience at W&I last time- I delivered my second on my own at home by accident- didn't make it to the hospital in time! I am very interested in Mary and was wondering if you know how to reach her, I would love to go her route! Please get back to me!

Jennifer

Hi Kerstin,

I understand that Mary is focusing on her home birth practice right now and is no longer doing births at Memorial Hospital. If you are looking for a home birth, I recommend contacting the RI Birth Network (check them out on Facebook) or checking the forums at mothering.com for referrals of midwives who would consider home birthing your twins. If you are looking for a hospital birth at Memorial, I suggest contacting Dr. Morton or Dr. McGee. I'm sure Memorial Hospital can give you their contact information if you don't have it. Best of luck to you!

DebbieKL

Great birth story! Thanks for sharing. I had mono/di twins vaginally (in the OR) with no complications at 36w. Baby B did come out feet first, but it wasn't much harder on me. Many parts of your story brought back memories!

Jenn

Kerstin,

Mary does have privileges at Memorial now, so that is an option! You can look her up at RI Home Birth & Hope Family Health. Sorry I didn't see this earlier!

Jennifer

Good to know, Jenn. Thanks for the update on how to find Mary!

Jennifer

Friends: the wonderful Leah DeCesare (my post-partum doula!) just wrote a great post about having a successful VBAC. You can read it here: http://motherscircle.net/secrets-of-vbac/

Valerie

WOW, what an amazing story!! I love hearing about a natural twin childbirth! And a VBAC, no less! Well done, mama.

Shannan

Hi,
I am 14 weeks pregnant with twins, planning a vbac. I found your blog through a google search, and I just wanted to tell you how inspiring this post is for me. I seriously want to print it out and take it to my doctor (who is wonderfully supportive) and tell him, "I don't know that I'm going to do a birth plan, but this is the kind of trust and openness I'm hoping to develop toward this birth." Anyway, thank you for helping relieve some of the fear that swept over me when I found out I was having two instead of one!

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