As I approach the final trimester, my thoughts are increasingly turning toward the labor & delivery process. Looking back at my blogs, I see how quickly I vanquished the idea of a "natural" birth when finding out I was having a twin pregnancy. Now I find my interest is piqued again in this direction. I am questioning some of the practices, like mandatory induction by 38 weeks--which my OB has informed me is a "hospital-wide policy." I do recall he offered to refer me to see a midwife, however what I have learned since is that most will not work with twins and birthing typically takes place on an OR bed. I have been to some natural birth blogs that show videos of home births with twins. But there is no way I would feel comfortable with that option.
Still, my "low risk" status makes me curious to investigate some of the practices further. On the whole, I feel very fortunate that as of 27 weeks & change, I am going strong, feeling well, just passed my glucose screen and feeling regular movement. No bedrest, no high blood pressure, relatively stable hormones. My main complaints are midnight caffeine induced heartburn (which working nightshifts I have only myself to blame) and charley horses. It could be much, much worse.