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Doctor insights on: Does Monochorionic Diamniotic Twin Pregnancy Mean That My Babies Are Identical

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Does monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy mean that my babies are identical?

Does monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy mean that my babies are identical?

Yes: While the diagnosis may be suspected, it can only be confirmed by close examination of the placentas or genetic testing before/after delivery. Usually with early ultrasounds, we can be pretty sure about identical or monozygotic twins. It means that during very early embryo development, one embryo split into two. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Whats significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

Whats significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

Problematic: the laboratory may not have known that this was a twin pregnancy. Ask to see the laboratory report, with regard the accuracy of the risk calculations in a twin pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a yolk sac be mistaken for a twin pregnancy in 8 week ultrasound?

Can a yolk sac be mistaken for a twin pregnancy in 8 week ultrasound?

Hope Not!: By 8 weeks, it should be fairly easy to see 2 fetuses with their own hearts. This is a good time to define number of gestational sacs and placental disposition. Exactly what are the credentials of the person doing the sono? That is very important. ...Read more

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I would like to induce twin pregnancy with clomid (clomiphene). How safe n effective will it be?

I would like to induce twin pregnancy with clomid (clomiphene). How safe n effective will it be?

Not smart: A twin pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, premature labor/rupture of membranes/delivery; high blood pressure and sugar during pregnancy, and the need for c/section. Trying to induce twins isn't smart and is potentially dangerous to you and your possible baby. Dr. Roseff www.Reproendo.Com. ...Read more

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I'm perfectly sure i'm 4w2d pregnant ( gestational age ) . My hCG level is 690 . Is it too high ? Could it be twin pregnancy ?

I'm perfectly sure i'm 4w2d pregnant ( gestational age ) . My hCG level is 690 . Is it too high ? Could it be twin pregnancy ?

HCG: Twins are always possible. The HCG number may be inaccurate in terms of dating. The best way to be sure, or to diagnose twinning is to have an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in twin pregnancy?

Depends: The recommended weight gain for pregnancy will vary depending on your prepregnancy weight. The general range is 25 to 35 pounds. For underweight women add 10 to 15 pounds and for overweight women subtract 10 to 15 pounds. The expected weight gain for a twin pregnancy will be 10 to 15 pounds greater across the ranges noted. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Two Amniotic Sacs (Definition)

If a pregnancy is diamniotic, it is a twin pregnancy with ...Read more