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Doctor insights on: Can Twins Kick One Another In Utero

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Can twins kick one another in utero?

Yes: They can kick one another but they don't generally cause any damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one twin to deform another?

Is it possible for one twin to deform another?

Yes: Even without a twin, a fetus can assume an abnormal position within the womb, or have arms/legs in distorted positions. These can produce transient deformations in any newborn. The presence of a twin within the same space can increase the risk of such deformations. Thankfully, positional distortions like these often improve with help after the babies are delivered. ...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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Is it normal for twins to develop slower than just one baby?

Is it normal for twins to develop slower than just one baby?

Yes: Even though your child is a twin he or she has his or her unique personality and developmental trajectory. ...Read more

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How can one unhealthy type person 5"7" be less weight then a fit 5"5"1/2 person? She's 5"7"-130ish I'm 5"51/2 150 and dropping. we're twins

How can one unhealthy type person 5"7" be less weight then a fit 5"5"1/2 person? She's 5"7"-130ish I'm 5"51/2 150 and dropping. we're twins

Not just weight: Many other factors go into determining whether one is healthy or not. Diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol use, job, stress, general outlook and happiness in life, mental health issues, healthy personal relationships, owning a pet, job satisfaction, spiritual growth and development....and many more. ...Read more

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I had a u/s and there was two sacs and one baby the tech said the baby was 5.5 weeks but there was a shadow where the other baby would be twins still?

I had a u/s and there was two sacs and one baby the tech said the baby was 5.5 weeks but there was a shadow where the other baby would be twins still?

Depends: Could be what we call a vanishing twin. Some people get tricked by something called a uterine synechium. In either case, it sounds like there is one healthy baby in there. ...Read more

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What should I do if my ultrasound didn't detect one of my twins?

What should I do if my ultrasound didn't detect one of my twins?

Common occurence: Early on in pregnancy it is not uncommon to lose on of the twins. If this happens early then chances are you will continue to carry the other baby without any problems. ...Read more

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What happens to siamese twins if one of them dies and the other doesn't?

What happens to siamese twins if one of them dies and the other doesn't?

They both die.: Unless they can be emergently/urgently separated with the focus on maximizing the survivor's chance of independent living, both conjoined twins die when one dies. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having twins (one boy, one girl)?

What are my chances of having twins (one boy, one girl)?

Twins: if you are having twins then there is about 1/3 chance that they will be of the same gender as it would be from monozygote ie one egg and one sperm thus you have a 2/3 chance that there are 2 eggs (Dizygotic) and if they are dizygotic there is about 50 percent chance that they will be of different genders so in short you have a 1/3 chance of carrying twins of different genders. If you do not know ...Read more