Delivery of twins

OGBYN Sheryl Ross, MD, explains the labor and delivery process for twins, including the general time in between the births of the first and second twin
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Delivery of twins

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In terms of there being a time limit in between the birth of the first and second twin, there are a lot of factors that come into play. If a trial of labor is happening with a vertex/vertex set of twins, the first twin may deliver vaginally and the second twin may come minutes or hours following the birth of the first twin. As long as the second twin is closely monitored, there's no time limit between the birth of the first and second twin. Holding the first twin once it's been delivered can be a very difficult thing to do, because the second twin still has to be delivered. Complete cooperation of the mother is needed in order to deliver the second twin. So it would not be advisable for the mother to hold the first twin until both twins have been delivered.

OGBYN Sheryl Ross, MD, explains the labor and delivery process for twins, including the general time in between the births of the first and second twin

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Sherry Ross, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Sherry A. Ross, MD, received her OB/GYN training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and she was honored with two teaching awards as a senior medical resident. She was a medical consultant on the books Expecting Fitness and Two at a Time.  She also has appeared on MTV, consulted for Fit Pregnancy, People, In Touch, and Shape Magazine. She has been in private practice in Santa Monica, California for the past 20 years. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Ross was the President of the Upper and Middle Division of Brentwood School and has been on the board of Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles, for three years. She is married and has three children.

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