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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal care: If you know you have a multiple pregnancy, you will have already had an ultrasound exam. Follow-up with your obstetrician as directed.
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control?: Do you mean multiple gestation? More than 1 baby in womb at same time? Some multiple gestations have been treated with " selective reduction" if mot ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get an ultrasound: Get an ultrasound.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only completely reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Multiple rates: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%, natural triplets very roughly around1/2000 to 1/5000. Use of some fertility medications can increas ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
More than one baby: A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, Triplets or higher mu ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Risks with multiples: Twin, triplet, and higher-order pregnancies are higher risk for both mom and babies. Risks include preterm labor/delivery, pre-eclampsia, uneven distr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound? : Have you had a sonogram? If not discuss with your doctor. This is a very easy mystery to solve with an ultrasound. Assuming there is one baby only it ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: It is not normal to get diabetes from multiple pregnancies. Pregnancy does not cause diabetes unless you become progressively obese after the pregnan ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: Women with multiple pregnancies are at higher risk for preterm labor with subsequent preterm delivery. The more babies the earlier to patient usually ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should see your doctor for a thorough exam to make sure nothing else is going on.

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