Active Second-Stage Management in Twin Pregnancies Undergoing Planned Vaginal Delivery in a U.S. Population

By on October 23, 2015

For women with twin pregnancies, safe delivery of the babies is critically important.  Recently, many providers have begun recommending cesarean delivery for all or most women with twins.  At MFMA, we believe vaginal delivery of twins is a safe and reasonable option for many women with twin pregnancies.  In this 2010 publication in Obstetrics and Gynecology, we demonstrated that our protocol for management of twins in labor, including breech extraction of the second twin, was associated with a very high success rate and a low cesarean rate at no additional risk as compared to babies born by cesarean delivery.  Based on this publication and our vast experience with twin deliveries, the physicians at MFMA are considered experts in twin deliveries and are invited to speak around the US to other physicians about safe delivery of twin pregnancies.

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