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Doctor insights on: I Was A Twin But The Other Twin Was Not Born Alive Will That Affect Me

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When are most twins born?

When are most twins born?

Twin Births: I know of nothing to suggest that twins are born at any particular time more than another. They are born just like all babies when it is time or when a c-section is scheduled. ...Read more

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How can twins be born in one woman in 2 uteruses?

How can twins be born in one woman in 2 uteruses?

Cesarean section!: 80% of all us twins are estimated to be born via c-section nowadays. If additional factors such as uterine anomalies are present then the risks of trial of labor increase even further and a prelabor c-section by 36-38 weeks may be preferable. Discuss these issues with your maternal-fetal medicine specialist in detail to choose the best option for your family. Vaginal delivery may be possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible for twins to be born but only one of them to have autism?

Is it possible for twins to be born but only one of them to have autism?

Sure.: Especially fraternal twins (but even identical) can different neurodevelopmental outcomes depending on intrauterine and postnatal factors such as ischemia, infections, accidents, toxic exposures, genetic variation. ...Read more

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Are more twins born now because of ivf?

Are more twins born now because of ivf?

Yes but: There is more ivf going on now because it is more accepted and the rates of infertility are increasing (that's another post). But also to blame are some societal reasons like increasing maternal age at birth- older mothers are more prone to twinning. Also because of improved neonatal care, twins are more likely to survive and reach reproductive age and that increases odds of more twins. ...Read more

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Twin girls born at 24 weeks weighing less than 500 grams each . How high is the possibility of survival?

Twin girls born at 24 weeks weighing less than 500 grams each . How high is the possibility of survival?

You'd be amazed...: The majority of 24 week infants now survive, especially if they make it through the first 48 hours of life. That's not to say they may not have significant problems with breathing, feeding, development, vision. You also don't say 24 weeks and how many days . 24 weeks 0 days is worse than 24 weeks 5 days - at that stage of the game, every extra day makes a difference. Continue hope, faith and pray. ...Read more

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How the twin babies wil born..?

How the twin babies wil born..?

Confusing question: Your wording does not give a clear picture of what information you want. Twins can be delivered vaginally or by c section. Conditions at the time of labor including baby size, presentation (head or bottom first), & urgency all may require surgical delivery. ...Read more

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Do twins born early have a higher risk of asthma or other problems?

Do twins born early  have a higher risk of asthma or other problems?

Yes.: All preemies have increased risk for asthma, chronic lung disease, allergies, poor concentration and growth. Twins are no different. ...Read more

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My twins are 13 month n still not walking is it normal (born premature at 33 week)?

My twins are 13 month n still not walking is it normal (born premature at 33 week)?

Normal: The upper end of normal for a term born baby is around 15-16 mo for independent walking.You add 7 wks to that for your 33 weeker. By 2 most have caught up with term born kids. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old, i'm a twin by the way and i was born premature. Is there any chance or way that i will gain weight.

I'm 20 years old, i'm a twin by the way and i was born premature. Is there any chance or way that i will gain weight.

Resistance training: I am going to assume that what you want is to gain lean muscle mass now that your adult height has been reached, and also that you are doing resistance training and discovering you are a "hard gainer". Ignore all advice about increasing calories, read a scientific book on nutrition, work hard in the gym, avoid steroids, consider creatine & an electric muscle stim unit if ok with your physician. ...Read more