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If I am having twins, will I have two placentas?

If I am having twins, will I have two placentas?

Depends--eggs, split: Twins from two eggs have two placentas (occasionally appear fused). Some twins from one egg have two and some have only one placental mass, even though there may be two amniotic sacs. In the past placentas were evaluated at delivery. Now we can learn lots by ultrasound. Occasionally additional testing is needed after delivery to determine if one placental mass or two closely positioned placentas. ...Read more

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The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


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Do you have 2 placentas when having twins?

Do you have 2 placentas when having twins?

Twin placentas: You can have 1 or 2, depending on what is called placentation. It's a little complicated! if there is one fertilzed egg that splits into 2, depending on when it splits, there may be one or 2 placentas. If there are 2 eggs to start with and both are fertilized, then there will be 2 placentas. ...Read more

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2 placentas twins 11 weeks 1 twin dead. Now 1 placenta left advise?

2 placentas twins 11 weeks 1 twin dead. Now 1 placenta left advise?

Nothing You Can Do: I'm sorry for your twin loss. The good news is that you had a twin pregnancy with separate sacs & placentas. When a demise occurs, the unaffected twin should continue the same as a single gestation. Have your OB refer for a nuchal thickness ultrasound, follow growth with us & good luck with your pregnancy. The non-surviving twin usually resorbs & will not affect the surviving twin. Take care. ...Read more

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Aborted twins same placenta missing sex chrom 21 therefore had turners syndrome cant find info linking the 2 why what when how need info ttc risk etc?

Aborted twins same placenta missing sex chrom 21 therefore had turners syndrome cant find info linking the 2 why what when how need info ttc risk etc?

Uncertain: Hi, deeply sorry for your loss. Turner syndrome is when you are missing a sex chromosome (number 23) and is a common cause of miscarriage, absent chromosome 21 is a different condition and is much more rare. ...Read more

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Do I take double doses of diclectin because I'm carrying twins?

Do I take double doses of diclectin because I'm carrying twins?

Do you mean Diclegis?: We're you prescribed Diclegistp prevent nausea and vomiting of pregnancy? If so, take the dose prescribed by your doctor, having twins does not mean you have to double the dose. Please ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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When having twins does the placenta come out after each baby , also what would happen if the 2nd baby came while the 1st placenta was still inside. ?

When having twins does the placenta come out after each baby , also what would happen if the 2nd baby came while the 1st placenta was still inside. ?

Placental passage: If the twins are made from two separate eggs/sperm(fraternal) hen they will have separate placentas which will pass after the last twin is delivered. Identical twins will have a common placenta and separate umbilical cords. The placenta will not pass until the uterus can contract down on them after the last child is born. ...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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What kind of prenatal care is required for twins? If i'm carrying twins, what type of extra prenatal care will i need, if any? .

What kind of prenatal care is required for twins? If i'm carrying twins, what type of extra prenatal care will i need, if any?

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High Risk care: You will need your obstetrician to review your pregnancy and medical conditions. You should take 2 mg of folate (folic acid) daily and will likely need additional ultrasounds, at least every month after 20 weeks. ...Read more