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Fertilaid And Twins
Have u heard of a product called fertilaid. Will it cause me to produce multiple eggs during ovulatio. I desire fraternal twins. I've no issues ovulating?
No: There is no evidence at all to recommend it. Until they show some studies to support their claims, i'd consider it 100% waste of money. There is no evidence - and no reason at all to believe - Fertilaid will cause multiple ovulations, I likely has no impact on ovulation whatsoever. Good wishes. ...Read more
I had an u/s done at 6 weeks. I thought I was 7. Found out it was twins. Found no heartbeat or flicker. Is it to soon?
Talk w/ Dr: The Dr who did the u/s is the best to ask about the results - that's part of the procedure! If there was anything drastically wrong - even mildly off - they'd probably have told you. But do call to ask all? S you have. Yes, it might be a tiny bit soon in your case. Read here: http://americanpregnancy. Org/while-pregnant/first-trimester/. ...Read more
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
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
After ivf, 1st u/s at 7 weeks: twins measured 8.76 mm, 7.86 mm My 2nd u/s at 8 wks, 12.63mm 153bpm, 12.2mm 163bpm Are these good results?
Stuck twin: The term stuck twin refers to a set of twins which are sharing the same placenta. The term stuck refers to the twin which is not getting enough blood flow and has very little amniotic fluid around it. The other twin has too much blood flow and too much amniotic fluid. The condition is called twin to twin transfusion syndrome. ...Read more
Yes & no: If you go to a fertility center and have eggs harvested they can fertilize them with dads sperm and implant as many as you want. It may not work but you can start out with a better chance of twins than the random lady gets in pregnancy. On a practical sense, you can't plan it. No diet, position, timing, etc. Will get you there. ...Read more
Demise of one fetus: Vanishing twin syndrome is the demise of one twin sometime during the pregnancy. One study suggested it occurred about 20-30% of twin pregnancies. Most commonly it occurs early in the pregnancy and generally the remaining fetus has a good outcome. Its' occurrence later in pregnancy can be associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. ...Read more
They can. Should???: Almost 80% of all twins in the United States are delivered via cesarean section nowadays. There are several good reasons for this upward trend: extremely few obstetricians skilled in breech delivery/extraction of the second twin as singleton breech deliveries have stopped since 2000, increased risk for perinatal injury/death for the second twin in vaginal birth, 4-10% risk of stat cesarean section. ...Read more
Depends on location: For women in north america fortunate enough to have ultrasound imaging provided, most will know about multiple fetuses before they are born. In some other parts of the world, they may need to rely on their size or perhaps number of bony parts protruding. Often, if no ultrasound has been performed, delivery of a baby smaller than expected, based on size of abdomen, is an indication to look for more. ...Read more
Early ultrasound: An ultrasound performed in the first trimester can confirm twins. Sometimes when twins are diagnosed very early, one of the twins may not survive and then the pregnancy usually will proceed normally as a singleton. Blood levels of the pregnancy hormone are also higher than a singleton pregnancy. ...Read more
Depends.: Twin pregnancies are definitely high risk for complications to all involved. If one had a choice, one would not choose to have anything but a singleton pregnancy at a time. That said, most twin pregnancies have great outcomes (double trouble!) under the care of competent maternal-fetal medicine specialists. ...Read more
Sonography: There isn't a tell-tale way of knowing if you are having twins in the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women carrying multiples have exaggerated symptoms of pregnancy, like more pronounced nausea/vomiting. Ultimately, at some point during your pregnancy, you will have a sonogram performed and the twin pregnancy will be identified. ...Read more
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 more
Pretty early: You can sometimes know you're having twins early based on your serum HCG levels (they are higher with twins) as early as 4 weeks after your period. Overall, though, you should be able to determine you're having twins on ultrasound as early as 5 - 6 weeks after your last period! So exciting! ...Read more
Two placentas: Dichorionic twins result either from fertilization of two separate eggs ("fraternal" twins) or from the early division of a fertilized egg into two separate embryos ("identical" twins). ...Read more