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At how many weeks do women usually deliver twins?

At how many weeks do women usually deliver twins?

Twins: The most frequent time for twins to be born is between 35 and 37 weeks gestation. But they can be born earlier, and other twins are born at term. ...Read more

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How can twins be born in one woman in 2 uteruses?

How can twins be born in one woman in 2 uteruses?

Cesarean section!: 80% of all us twins are estimated to be born via c-section nowadays. If additional factors such as uterine anomalies are present then the risks of trial of labor increase even further and a prelabor c-section by 36-38 weeks may be preferable. Discuss these issues with your maternal-fetal medicine specialist in detail to choose the best option for your family. Vaginal delivery may be possible. ...Read more

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What women are most likely to have fraternal twins?

What women are most likely to have fraternal twins?

Fraternal twins: Fraternal twins are more common in some families and in some ethnic groups. The highest twinning rate in the world is in africa. Fraternal twins are caused by two separate eggs developing at once, being ovulated at the same time, and being fertilized. Older women having a pregnancy have a higher rate of fraternal twins. ...Read more

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My daughters females twins have 19 months but their weight and heights less than their ages?

My daughters females twins have 19 months but their weight and heights less than their ages?

Corrected age is : Used till age 2 (40 weeks - gestational age). Velocity of growth of head, wt. & length& wt.-for-length ratio matters > than being. ...Read more

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Do high female hormones mean twins?

Do high female hormones mean twins?

No: There is no correlation. Besides, how do you know your female hormone level is high? ...Read more

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Can twins be delivered vaginally?

Can twins be delivered vaginally?

They can. Should???: Almost 80% of all twins in the United States are delivered via cesarean section nowadays. There are several good reasons for this upward trend: extremely few obstetricians skilled in breech delivery/extraction of the second twin as singleton breech deliveries have stopped since 2000, increased risk for perinatal injury/death for the second twin in vaginal birth, 4-10% risk of stat cesarean section. ...Read more

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Can there be male and female identical twins?

Can there be male and female identical twins?

Identical twins: Identical twins are always the same sex. They have the same genetic endowment. Fraternal twins are siblings that were in utero together. Fraternal twins can be the same sex or the opposite sex. ...Read more

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I hoping to deliver my twins vaginally. What are my chances of being able to do so?

I hoping to deliver my twins vaginally. What are my chances of being able to do so?

Discuss w Doc: Different doctors and hospitals have different comfort zones with vaginal twin delivery so it is important to discuss this with your doctor. Some issues that affect delivery: position of babies, difference in weights of babies, weeks of gestation and other medical complications of pregnancy like diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Asians have less Chance of getting twins. is this JUST bescause of the asian women - or is it becaus both: asian men and women (the Combo) thx?

Asians have less Chance of getting twins. is this JUST bescause of the asian women - or is it becaus both: asian men and women (the Combo) thx?

The woman : A twin occurs when two eggs are released at the same time or when an egg is fertilized and splits into two people walk on. The man determines the sex of the baby. All of the females eggs are xx. You need a y chomosome to become a male. ...Read more

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Im a 21 year old female, roughly around 5"3 in height and im 150 pounds. Is that bad? I had twins 2 years ago and never seemed to lose any weight

Im a 21 year old female,  roughly around 5"3 in height and im 150 pounds. Is that bad? I had twins 2 years ago and never seemed to lose any weight

BMI: Your calculated BMI is 26.6. This is a measurement that takes into consideration your height and weight. Ideally it should be between 19-24.99. So you are not obese based on this but somewhat overweight. Get involved in a exercise routine and start including healthy items to your diet( fruits. vegetables, fish and poultry). A consult with a dietitian is also a god idea. ...Read more