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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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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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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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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

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Do twins do better if born naturally or by c section?

Do twins do better if born naturally or by c section?

C-section!: 80% of all twins are born via c/s in the us nowadays. The reason is that the second twin has a 20% greater chance of dying at birth compared to the first twin. I recommend prelabor cesarean section for all twins at this time, especially if bilateral tubal ligation is planned - talk to your maternal-fetal medicine specialist to see if that is good option for you. ...Read more

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Last ER i got abortion for my 1st prgnancy of twins in 5mnth.nw i have 8mnth baby born pretermly.by which care can i delvr my nxt baby safely in 9mnth?

Last ER i got abortion for my 1st prgnancy of twins in 5mnth.nw i have 8mnth baby born pretermly.by which care can i delvr my nxt baby safely in 9mnth?

Premature delivery: Premature delvery is not generally related to abortion, and is independent of the method of abortion. There are many reasons for early delivery, and this can be tested for , and there are some methods for prevention of early delivery, but the risk is always present. ...Read more

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I had sex 3 weeks after my twins we're born ! but i wasn't bleeding so i thought that i could have sex when my bf started sexing me i started bleeding

I had sex 3 weeks after my twins we're born ! but i wasn't bleeding so i thought that i could have sex when my bf started sexing me i started bleeding

CALL YOUR OB !!!: Your OB should have told you and u should have asked your OB about that before you went home from the hospital! that is a standard speech i always tell my pts no sex for 5-6 weeks and sometimes maybe longer and you have to have an exam by your doc 1st to make sure everything is ok so call your OB now. ...Read more

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I am expecting twins and I was born with microtia(one ear) and was wondering of they can get it. I currently have a 15 mth old son who doesn't have it?

I am expecting twins and I was born with microtia(one ear) and was wondering of they can get it. I currently have a 15 mth old son who doesn't have it?

Unlikely: The potential origins of this variable defect are many, can include simple accidents in formation or some genetic influences. The highest risk number is likely 4-5% given to those that may arise from genetic influence.A detailed 3D ultrasound may be able to detect/aleve your anxiety mid-pregnancy. ...Read more

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When conjoined twins are separated and survive the surgery do they still have the same average life span as would a baby born un conjoined?

When  conjoined twins are separated and survive the surgery do they still have the same average life span as would a baby born un conjoined?

Depends: Often conjoined twins share organs and other structures that are vital for living a normal life. It would depend on how they are conjoined. Generally their life expectancy would be lower and moreso in 1 twin. Please ask your pediatric surgeon for guidance. He/she would be the best to know. All the best with this difficult dilemma. ...Read more

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5'4 and 115 pds, thin frame size 2, just found out i'm having twins. Will I have a problem carrying babies to term? Chances of babies born small?

5'4 and 115 pds, thin frame size 2, just found out i'm having twins. Will I have a problem carrying babies to term? Chances of babies born small?

Maternal age: It is really important to choose an Obgyn and begin your prenatal care. All twin pregnancies are high risk. Your age of 39 also makes the pregnancy high risk. Your small stature is not likely to be an issue increasing risk but of course each case needs to be managed individually ...Read more

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My twins are 20 month old, born premature (at 33 week). Is it normal for them to have only 6 teeth?

My twins are 20 month old, born premature (at 33 week). Is it normal for them to have only 6 teeth?

Probably yes: If toddlers are happy, healthy, and growing, they are unlikely to have a medical problem that is slowing their teeth eruption. The doctor would know, as he has seen the kids for >8 check-ups already. Kids erupt primary teeth on their own schedule, with some normal kids being "late" on their teeth. A pediatric dentist can check to see if all is ok, but in general, the teeth eventually appear. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I have the hyper ovulation gene or not? My grandfather was a twin and my mothers twins died before I was born.

How can I tell whether I have the hyper ovulation gene or not? My grandfather was a twin and my mothers twins died before I was born.

Not sure: I'm not sure what you are referring to by the term, "hyper ovulation gene". Are you referring to ovarian cancer? See a family doctor or an ob/gyn to discuss your family tree and history to make sure you're not at increased risk of a genetic cancer. Consider re-phrasing the question, as well, when you have a more specific name for the hyper ovulation gene. ...Read more