Twin Birth Stories
In this section of our website you can read stories about other parent’s experiences of being pregnant with and giving birth to twin babies. Pregnancy and birth stories are a great way to learn about situations similar or different to your own. We’d love you to send us your own story to share with others.
"High Risk Birth" - Defined by Whom?By Justine Caines In the last 5 years working for Maternity Coalition I have worked tirelessly to help establish one-to-one midwifery care across Australia. I am passionate that women can choose a midwife in any setting, but especially at home as I have experienced the beauty of homebirth. I do not at see myself as conservative or someone who 'sells out' in my role as an advocate. In the last year however I have
Fifteen with Twins This is my birth story: Fifteen with twins. It was the night of my year 10 formal. I went with my boyfriend, Cameron, of 3 years. We had a really good and fun night and decided to sleep together later that night. Around Christmas/New Year time I started to feel quite sick. I had missed a period but didn't think much of it since it was still quite new to me and the have odd times. On
Jude and Jesse's Birth Story My twin pregnancy was a long and arduous journey, and tested all of my physical and mental limits. It was with some relief that I noted my mucus plug at week 35, on a Monday; I was a little bit nervous at how 'early' this sign of impending labour was for the babies’ sake, but I trusted my body and knew the babies would come when they were ready. I also knew it could still
Rosina and Lilian's Birth Story I am entirely amazed by how my babies entered this world. The last two months of our pregnancy - our second, and this time with twins - was hectic to say the least, as my husband and I found and bought a house big enough for our new family, moved and cleaned up our apartment with my family's help, bought a big enough car, found a real estate agent and managed to sell our apartment.
Twins Birth Story at 37 wks plus 6 days By Christy Leech Went in for my ultrasound at 37wks + 6days. Still a ton of fluid with E and he was still transverse. The previous 2 nights I had terrible pain in my lower belly and a total of 4hrs sleep for both nights. I was exhausted and that didn’t make for a very feisty Me. I also had plenty of pressure from family members that were pushing me
Twin Breech Birth Story For an unplanned pregnancy, we were certainly surprised when we discovered two little beings on the first ultrasound. We had initially planned a homebirth, with our midwife who had supported us at our daughter's birth at home one year ago. However due to the increased risks associated with twins, we decided to opt for a hospital birth. Having birthed my first two children in hospital I held many reservations around birthing in this environment. I
Twin Home Water Birth By Justine Caines Majella Clare and Rosie Patricia – 6 December 2005 40 weeks + 1 (3kg & 3.1kg) At 18 weeks I attended a routine GP appointment in order to have a blood screen and get a referral for an ultrasound (even though I had not decided if I was having one). I was planning another homebirth (all my 4 children have been born at home). These experiences have been the most exquisite of my