A 32-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

can fraternal twins share a placenta?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: With fraternal twins each baby has its own placenta
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Identical twins: 70% of identical twins share a placenta. REF: https://fetus.ucsf.edu/twin-pregnancy-complications
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Garmel
32 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Twin placentas: You can have 1 or 2, depending on what is called placentation. It's a little complicated! if there is one fertilzed egg that splits into 2, depending ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing You Can Do: I'm sorry for your twin loss. The good news is that you had a twin pregnancy with separate sacs & placentas. When a demise occurs, the unaffected twin ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Placental passage: If the twins are made from two separate eggs/sperm(fraternal) hen they will have separate placentas which will pass after the last twin is delivered. ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month