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Chances Of Having Twins Naturally
I naturally conceived fraternal twins. There's no twins on either side. What are my chances of having twins again?
Statistics.: Chance of having fraternal natural twins is about 1 in 90. Ok so you have already won the "twin parent lottery" once. What are the odds of you having a second set of twins if your first set of twins were fraternal, then your chances of having another set of fraternal twins is multiplied by four! that's 1 in 12! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u had a preterm: Birth u are more at risk for another one but your doc can follow u closely and check the cervix length and u can get started on im Progesterone called Makena at 16 weeks one shot each week to prevent preterm birth i follow all my pts closely with a perinatologist and we are agrressive about preventing preterm birth, please discuss with your OB and it should be a n OB doc not a midwife in your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on testing: A blighted ovum means that that portion of the embryo that was to become the baby did not develop properly, but the portion that was to become the placenta did. So you have rising hormone levels and even a gestational sac in the uterus, but the sac is 'empty'. Older women with poor egg quality have higher chances of blighted pregnancy. If there is no genetic issue with you, then <15% chance. ...Read more
Related to cause: If the cervix dilated very early (the old medical term is 'incompetent' cervix), then the risk is high. If there was an infection, the odds are not very high if the infection was treated completely. If there was a larger than normal uterus due to multiple babies or high amount of fluid, it is unlikely to recur. If the cause is unknown, then refer to answer by dr garvey. Also seek mfm consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple births: The chances of having twins, triplets or other multiples without the assistance of fertility treatments or procedures like invitro fertilization, are: Fraternal Twins – 1 in 80 births Identical Twins – 1 in 285 Triplets – 1 in 8100 You may be able to improve your chances with in vitro fertilization. ...Read more
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
Yes: And can lead to ectopic pregnanciesGet a more detailed answer ›
Hard to say: A learned answer depends on the amount of data we have to review.The only data we have for review is the assumption that you are female and 36 yo. General health history, surgical history, and findings of a physical exam are not available for us to review and would all factor into a response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5-8%: Only 5-8% unless you have more than 5 follices by ultrasound, then the risk increases. Also women over 35 will have a lower chance for twins with Clomid (clomiphene) i would recommend reviewing this with the doctor who prescribed your Clomid (clomiphene) and he/ she should give you a % based on your age, diagnosis and number of eggs developing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 %: There is a small genetic predeliction to twins, but mostly it is luck. The genetic trait is for an increased number of identical twins. Non-identical twins seem to be of similar rate in all people. The highest number of identical twins are in certain ethnic groups, specifically some african groups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't risk it: Some old school docs talk about vag delivery of triplets but current standards recommend c-section. Not because obs are less skilled, it's just too many things that can go wrong that you can't control. Cord accidents, placental separation, bleeding, and more importantly-difficulty monitoring all three babies during labor. They usually deliver early & benefit with a prepared plan & personnel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: "ovarian cysts" can sometimes mean pcos - which includes not ovulating normally. Other types of ovarian cysts have very different effects - many do not impact pregnancy at all. At age 48, your chance of pregnancy is very low on your own: you should see an infertility specialist to see about any options you may have. ...Read more
Odds of having complications pregnant with twins? My dad is a fraternal twin and my boyfriends dad is a fraternal twin, are my chances high for twins?
Probably not: The fact that both are twins probably doesn't increase your chance of twins. In general spontaneous twin pregnancies are pretty safe. Just have a higher chance of a cesarean delivery.. ...Read more
Prematurity: Anytime the uterus is shared by multiple fetuses, it is hard for the uterus to keep them contained! Besides being born prematurely, the infants may steal nutrients from each other via the placenta. Depending on whether they are in one amniotic sac or not, they may get their cords tangled. Sometimes an infant may be forced into a breech position because of overcrowding. ...Read more
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