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Being A Twin (Overview)

Under natural conditions, your chance of having a pregnancy with more than one baby is relatively low (approximately a 1.5% chance). However, the number of multiple births has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. There are two specific reasons contributing to this increase. The first one is the use of fertility drugs and in-vitro fertilization. The second is the increase of pregnancies in older moms, who have an increased likelihood of multiple birth pregnancy.


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Is me being small have to do with me being a twin?

Is me being small have to do with me being a twin?

Possibly.: Twins are generally born premature and may never fulfil their growth potential, so your height/size may have to do with your genetic traits and your twin origin. ...Read more

Being A Twin (Overview)

Under natural conditions, your chance of having a pregnancy with more than one baby is relatively low (approximately a 1.5% chance). However, the number of multiple births has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. There are two specific reasons contributing to this increase. The first one is the use of fertility drugs and in-vitro fertilization. The second is the increase of pregnancies in older moms, who have an increased likelihood of multiple birth pregnancy.


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Can being premature by two months and being a twin affect your growth?

Can being premature by two months and being a twin affect your growth?

Usually not: If you mean your growth as a 16 year old, most premies have " catch up growth" , and are back on the standard growth curves by 2 to 3 years old. As long as the child doesn't have other issues, it usually doesn't effect the long term growth. ...Read more

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Would being a twin affect the age of puberty?

Would being a twin affect the age of puberty?

Puberty in twins: If you are an identical twin, that is, you are a look-alike, you will probably hit puberty at about the same age as your twin. If you are a fraternal twin, that is, boy-and-girl or not look-alikes, it's possible to have different age at onset of puberty. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between being a twin and having a cleft pallet?

Is there any connection between being a twin and having a cleft pallet?

No: There are many many pairs of twins without a cleft palate. It is caused by a genetic mutation. ...Read more

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Being a twin, would I be able to donate bone marrow to my twin if he needed it?

Being a twin, would I be able to donate bone marrow to my twin if he needed it?

Yes: Yes. You would be able to- especially if you are an identical twin. The chance that you would be a good donor will be very high. If you are an unidentical twin- your chance to be a donor would be the same as the chance of your other sibling/s. ...Read more

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What are the chances being pregnant with twins and the twin remaining hidden on a 12 week ultrasound?

What are the chances being pregnant with twins and the twin remaining hidden on a 12 week ultrasound?

Not likely : If there's twins, it would be unlikely that the other twin would not be seen. ...Read more

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Does being pregnant with twins cause extreme nausea?

Does being pregnant with twins cause extreme nausea?

Yes: Hyperemesis gravidarum (severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy) having a multiple pregnancy is one of the risk factors of this disease. The other risk factors are: hyperemesis gravidarum during a previous pregnancy, being overweight, being a first-time mother, the presence of trophoblastic disease, which involves the abnormal growth of cells inside a woman's uterus. ...Read more

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