Q&A: "Mixed Deliveries"?
February 28, 2017
Since twins can be delivered vaginally more than half the time, this is often the preferred method of delivery for many women. However, it is possible that a problem may occur with the second baby after the first baby is born, so in an emergency, a “mixed delivery” may result — where one baby is born vaginally and another is born via c-section. Luckily though, this is pretty rare — only happening to about 3 to 4 percent of twin births in total — and is usually the result of an uncommon problem (for example, the placenta tearing away from the wall of the uterus prematurely).