Assumption: A cesarean birth is safer than a vaginal birth for moms carrying twins.
According to this study of 2,800 women, planned cesarean birth is no safer than planned vaginal birth for twins.
So many moms carrying twins are told that they have no safe choice other than cesarean surgery. Because of the threat to their babies many moms feel they can’t even attempt vaginal birth in good conscience. This study proves otherwise! I hope that moms of twins will have the option of finding a doctor who will be willing to plan on a vaginal birth, knowing she is not putting her babies at risk. FYI, this study did limit itself to situations in which the first baby was head-down, so a breech twin birth is another matter altogether!