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What are the main differences between singleton pregnancies and twin pregnancies?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Twice as many babies: Because the number of babies is doubled, the uterus grows larger faster; this will typically lead to a premature delivery at <37 weeks. There are also increased risks of pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia. Delivery route can also be affected if the first twin is not head down. If the first baby is head down, then a vaginal delivery of both twins can usually be performed.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
High risk: The multiple pregnancies always considered to be the high-risk pregnancies, since they do have much more complications.

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