Sometimes Birth is a Marathon...Introducing twin boys Zion and Zayden 11.6.18

Today's birth announcement was written by Tara Hoverson, who was thrilled to support this family in welcoming their twins. Tara, our Naples area doula, is the mom of two boys and and one pup. Read on for her account of India and Jason's twin birth.

Sometimes birth is a marathon

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I first met India at one of our Mindful Birth birth circle gatherings. I immediately loved her energy and outgoing personality and was thrilled to find myself in the midst of her pregnancy journey.

One thing I learned about India is that she was dedicated to having a vaginal birth with her twin boys. Even when, at the end of October, she was told at an ultrasound that there was a possible issue with Zayden’s growth and the babies would have to be born now, at 35 weeks, she was still determined to have them vaginally.

The induction is a go!

After a stressful few days of doctor visits and an admission into the hospital it was finally agreed upon by her team to induce early Saturday morning, the 2nd of November. However, in order to be induced both boys needed to be head down and Zayden was breech. While trying to come to terms with a possible cesarean due to his breech presentation, India got creative. She convinced her doctors to agree to let her leave the hospital so she could visit her chiropractor one last time in the hopes of flipping the baby head down. A lot of paperwork later and in record time (she was only out of the hospital for one hour!) her chiropractor was able to adjust India which did in fact encourage Zayden to a transverse position! And during a final ultrasound back at the hospital, they watched as Zayden moved head down! Everyone was thrilled and several nurses even came in to congratulate her! The induction would now be a go!