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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

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I heard someone had one twin vaginally and the other by cesarean, I wondered why.?

I heard someone had one twin vaginally and the other by cesarean, I wondered why.?

Good question!: 6-25% of twins require c-section as an emergency procedure to save the life of the second twin after the first twin has delivered vaginally. That is why many obstetricians shy away from attempting vaginal delivery in anything but singleton cephalic fetuses. In fact, the us rate of cesarean section for twins is >80% at this time. The second twin has a 4-fold greater risk of dying at vaginal birth! ...Read more

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At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

Chances are lower: Obviously twins are a higher risk for complications than a single gestation but with 2 very healthy heartbeats you certainly can breathe somewhat easier. Your OB will go over with you risks of twins at the various gestational ages but i would try to relax at this point. ...Read more

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One of my twins died. Do I have options to protect the surviving twin?

One of my twins died. Do I have options to protect the surviving twin?

Somewhat: When one twin dies in-utero there can be great shifts in the blood flow to the other fetus particularly if they share the same placenta. To make certain the remaining baby can hadle those shifts the baby is kept on the monitor, observed by ultrasound. If after a short time the baby looks stable then mom can go home with close follow up. As with any thing check with your provider. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have one miscarried one identical twin but the other survived?

Loss of one twin: It is possible to have lost a twin and carry the other twin to viability. Identical twins can be carried in two amniotic bags or one. When there are two it is possible to have the lose of one and carry the other twin to viability ...Read more

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Would you experience brighter heavier implantation with twins then you would with just one baby?

Would you experience brighter heavier implantation with twins then you would with just one baby?

Could be, but...: Implantation bleeding is highly variable; most women do not experience implantation bleeding at all. I wouldn't read too much into it. ...Read more

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Faternal twins at my last u/s they where in the t shape now I'm feelings kicks all over are they able to move all around I assumed they would stay t ?

Faternal twins at my last u/s they where in the t shape now I'm feelings kicks all over are they able to move all around I assumed they would stay t ?

Wrong assumption: When they are small enough they will move around. As they get bigger and take up more space they will inevitably restrict their ability to move around. There growth will be monitored by your OB. There are standard growth curves. Full term for twins is frequently 38 weeks. Best wishes for a successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I have twins could one have abnormal genes?

If I have twins could one have abnormal genes?

Unlikely but...: Twins have a slightly higher risk of abnormal chromosomes than singleton pregnancies, but the absolute risk is still very low. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs when one conjoined twin die?

Unless very: superficial connection, both twins are likely to die if not separated. ...Read more

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How can we keep one twin's cries from waking our sleeping twin?

How can we keep one twin's cries from waking our sleeping twin?

Crying baby: Most babies seem to sleep through sounds they have heard before. I would check out some reputable web sites for parents of multiples for suggestions. If there is not enough room to separate them, i would try to keep them on the same schedule. ...Read more

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Is it possible for twins to be born but only one of them to have autism?

Is it possible for twins to be born but only one of them to have autism?

Sure.: Especially fraternal twins (but even identical) can different neurodevelopmental outcomes depending on intrauterine and postnatal factors such as ischemia, infections, accidents, toxic exposures, genetic variation. ...Read more

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Want are chances for miscarriage of one baby with twins?

Want are chances for miscarriage of one baby with twins?

About 30%: 25-30% of twin pregnancies will reduce to one naturally. In addition there is a 5% risk of loss after 20 weeks. I know that is scary but keep in mind that a normal single pregnancy has about the same risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Are conjoined twins attached at the head considered one person?

Are conjoined twins attached at the head considered one person?

Good one - no.: Although your question has metaphysical attributes, i would say that clearly cephalopagus conjoined twins are two genetically identical individuals fused at the head, but having separate brain anatomy and psyche. ...Read more

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One of my twins died in utero, will doctors be able to find out if they were identical or fraternal?

One of my twins died in utero, will doctors be able to find out if they were identical or fraternal?

Doc should know: Likely your doctor has ultrasound images that can tell fairly well if the babies shared a placenta and/or sac or not. That's detectable as early as 9 weeks of pregnancy, assuming you had an ultrasound in the first trimester. If your loss occurred earlier than that in the first trimester, then likely the doctor cannot tell if they were identical or not. ...Read more

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