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Do Twins Have To Run In The Family For Me And My Mate Ti Have A Twin Birth
I ovulate regularly every cycle. I'm off birth control and my husband and i want to start a family. What can I take to help me release 2 eggs in a cycle to conceive twins?
Twins are risky: Twins are risky. The odds of preterm labor, low birth weight, cerebral palsy, birth defects, and lots of other problems, including maternal and fetal death, are more common with twins than singletons. Any of these problems could change your life, and that of your family. Bear in mind the risks of such treatments before making the decision to proceed with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If there is a 60% chance of single birth putting one blastocyte in.. Why 30% twin chance putting 2 in and not 60% chance twins with 2 in?
Good question: That is the kind of question I would ask. I'll try to explain. A certain percent, maybe 30 fail because of factors not related to how viable the blastocyst is. So no matter how many are transferred you can't go over that. Then there is a percent of failure for each blastocyst. These odds are multiplied which results in the rapid drop. ...Read more
Around 3%: The rate of giving birth to twins is about 30 per 1,000 live births in the US. However, this number may be higher than the chances for you to have natural twins. This is because the 3% number includes women who use assisted reproductive technology like IVF (they have higher rates of twins). The fact that you recently stopped birth control does not change your chance of having twins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Monozygotic twin births occur all over the world at a constant rate of 3.5 per 1000 births. Dizygotic twin births range from 6.7/1000 births in japan, to a high of 40/1000 births in nigeria. The two most important factors that influence dizygotic twinning are maternal age at conception, and the use of assisted reproductive technology. Due to the increasing tendency of women to delay pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1.5-3%: Risk of twins with a family history is slightly increased to ~1.5-3% from baseline 1.5%. Exact risk may also be due to other factors besides family history, such as age of woman, ethnic background, baseline fsh level. However, the family history of twinning on paternal side contributes little, if any at all, since its the number of eggs released by the woman which usually determines twinning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well: Depending on the doc, a vaginal breech extraction can be performed on twin 2 if twin 1 paves the way. If vtx/ breech it would likely b #2 a breech extraction. Most docs go for the section because we have less experience with breech delivery. At times it's no so clear, baby 2 may be transverse and come down either way. Most docs go for the section on twins unless both r head down, not unwise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably not: Developmental delay/disabilities have many causes, most of which are not genetic. If you are known to carry a genetic disease associated with developmental disability, testing can usually be performed on each fetus individually while still in the uterus. If you are thought to have identical (monozygotic) twins or triplets, then they would all share identical genes. ...Read more
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