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A 33-year-old member asked:

is it possible not to see a twin during early screenings?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Rare, but possible: With early, high-quality ultrasounds, twins are usually not missed anymore.
Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Possibly: With newer generation ultrasounds, a twin gestation is hard to miss. However, it is not impossible to miss a twin gestation but is highly unlikely.

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Will I be able to breastfeed my twins?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Yes: Assuming you have support at home, you should be able to nurse twins. Mothers who deliver and nurse multiples make more milk. You will need more rest, and more calories, to make twice as much milk, however. Don't be afraid to ask for, and accept, help from friends and family!
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is nuchal translucency screening?

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Dr. Erin Alward
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Down screening: Nuchal translucency is measuring the thickness of the baby's neck on an ultrasound in the first trimester. This measurement, along with some bloodwork from the Mom, is a screening test for Down syndrome in the baby. It detects pregnancies that are at increased risk. The only way to know for sure is to do genetic tests on the baby's cells. This can be done with CVS or amniocentesis.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about premature menopause?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Menopause : When the ovaries stop egg production and periods cease prior to age 40, we consider it premature menopause. The treatment plan is similar at any age, but sometime symptoms are more abrupt and severe. Osteoporosis is a major concern as are sexual function and cardiovascular health.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best diet for early stage cirrosis?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Depends!: Best to completely avoid all alcohol and extra carbs. Ask your doctor to send you to a GI specialist for your liver problems.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What are some early labor signs?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
As follows;: Cramping which starts out far apart and becomes more regular and more painful. You may leak fluid and may have bleeding. If you are ever unsure, check with your doctor right away.

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