I have not given birth to twins, but when I was pregnant with my oldest at about 12 weeks the dr told me that due to my physical anatomy I would not be able to give birth naturally. I was extremely upset for obvious reasons and ended up switching to a Dr that despite everything agreed to allow me to deliver my baby naturally.
At 40 weeks I had still not gone into labor so my dr decided to induce me… this was [name_m]Thursday[/name_m] night Dec 29th, even with the pitocin I hardly dilated. On [name_m]Saturday[/name_m] [name_f]Morning[/name_f] Dec 31st I was at 4 cm and my dr said that he will be taking me off the pitocin to give my body time to rest and that he was planning on doing a c section for later that day. I was devastated that after everything I was still going to have a cesarean but my dr said that at that point there was no other choice. [name_m]Saturday[/name_m] evening at around 5 pm, after having been off pitocin for around 6 hours my water broke on its own so my dr said that he was willing to let me wait another 24 hours before doing surgery and I was excited.
[name_f]Sunday[/name_f] morning, [name_u]January[/name_u] 1st. At around 10 am I developed a really high fever, I was so sick, throwing up, freezing cold, dilerious.
[name_f]My[/name_f] dr had to do an emergency c-section: general anesthesia, my husband couldn’t be in the room… from the time he made his decision until my baby was born was about 15 minutes but it was too late and my baby was born with an infection as well as a really high fever and ended up in Nicu for several days.
All of this could have been avoided if I thought with my head instead of my heart.
Yes c section is scary and yes it is much better to go natural but it is NOT worth risking your health or the health of your unborn child.
For my other kids I scheduled c sections and although I went into labor a week before the scheduled day with my second so they did have to do it randomly it was overall a much much better experience.
I do understand your desire to talk to other people and doctors however I do strongly believe that you need to do what is best for all 3 of you regardless of what you want.
Sometimes as much as we want to believe that we know what is better than the doctors do, sometimes we really don’t. And being so adamant about something and risky as naturally giving birth to twins while one is breech can unfortunately have really drastic and horrible results that can be avoided if you do what is right by your children regardless of how much you really really want to go naturally for whatever the reason.
None of this is easy and I really hope that you can be smart and make the right decision that will not endanger you or any of your children.