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Doctor insights on: Does Multiple Gestation Cause Polyhydramnios

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What does multiple gestation mean?

What does multiple gestation mean?

Multiple babies: Multiple gestation means more than one baby at a time. They can be twins, triplets, etc. The multiple can be identical or fraternal. Our infertility treatments increase the risk for having multiples. Multiples are much more complicated pregnancies (more for babies than mom). We are trying to reduce the number of multiples with our treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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What are the tests for multiple gestation?

What are the tests for multiple gestation?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only totally reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable. ...Read more

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Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Two or more babies: Multiple gestation is simply twins, triplets, etc. In other words, a woman carrying more than one baby. ...Read more

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What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

Multifetal pregnancy: Simple answer: a multiple gestation is a pregnancy with more than one fetus. Please see my guide to multiple gestation. I will post the link in comments below. ...Read more

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How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to polyhydramnios?

How is gestational diabetes outcome correlated to polyhydramnios?

High Sugars Cause It: If mom's blood sugar is high, the baby's is too. The same way high sugars cause an adult to urinate more, this high sugar. Causes the baby to make more urine, and the baby's urine is what makes up the amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

Can you tell me how is gestational diabetes correlated to polyhydramnios?

Diabetes is a cause: Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes are known to sometimes cause polyhydramnios. If diabetes is the cause, the baby will be larger than expected for its stage of development. ...Read more

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I had two grade A blastocysts transferred on day 5. My hCG levels are: 9dpt 498, 13dpt 2994, 16dpt 9400 Does this suggest multiple gestation?

I had two grade A blastocysts  transferred on day 5. My hCG levels are: 9dpt 498, 13dpt 2994, 16dpt 9400
Does this suggest multiple gestation?

Yes: In a normal singleton pregnancy these levels should double . The fact that they are closer to quadrupling suggests but does not diagnose twins. You should know soon with an ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat multiple pregnancy?

Prenatal care: If you know you have a multiple pregnancy, you will have already had an ultrasound exam. Follow-up with your obstetrician as directed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Multiple pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Multiple pregnancy?

More than one baby: A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, Triplets or higher multiples. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are signs of multiple pregnancy, if my belly is big?

What are signs of multiple pregnancy, if my belly is big?

Ultrasound: Since the advent of ultrasound, multiple pregnancy has become very straight forward to diagnose and is virtually 100% acurate. If you are concerned, don't guess based on the size of your "belly". Get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Period 2 weeks late but multiple pregnancy tests are negative, what could be wrong?

Period 2 weeks late but multiple pregnancy tests are negative, what could be wrong?

Delayed cycle: It is not unusual for the cycle to be delayed once in a while especially if you have have recent travel, stress, illness, etc. Also, if this happens to you on a recurring basis, then get an evaluation done, you may be entering the perimenopause phase of your life ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Clomid (clomiphene) just for the chance of having multiple pregnancy?

Is it ok to take Clomid (clomiphene) just for the chance of having multiple pregnancy?

Please don't: I am a high-risk ob/mfm doctor. I have treated countless patients with twins. It sounds great: one pregnancy=two babies. But the fertility experts who answered this question are wise in advising that people use their tools and medications properly. Having more than one baby at a time is a challenge to mom during and after the pregnancy. Babies often weigh less, due to prematurity or poor growth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

What is the treatment for excess pregnancy fluid?

Not much: There is no easy treatment for excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios). Since most cases have no known cause even prevention is difficult. Infrequently, physicians can remove fluid with amniocentesis, that is, removing fluid through a long needle placed into the fluid sac usually under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a week and a day late on my period. I've taken multiple pregnancy test and all negative. could I still be pregnant?

What to do if I'm a week and a day late on my period. I've taken multiple pregnancy test and all negative. could I still be pregnant?

Probably not: Women experience irregular periods sometimes. Most likely you did. If you've done a first morning urine test (the most concentrated urine) and has been negative that is accurate. Do one more, first AM and if negative wait. The normal cycle is between 21 and 35 days. If they remain irregular or absent see your provider for some simple hormone tests (thyroid etc) ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, ...Read more


Dr. Lauren Phillips
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Excess Pregnancy Fluid (Definition)

Polyhydramnios is a condition where there is too much amniotic ...Read more