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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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Placenta (Definition)

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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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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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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12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be the reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

12.3 weeks scan today with twins but placenta's are not fully delopved until now?what could be  the  reason?is it normal?babies growth is fine.

Normal placenta: Placentas do not begin their development normally until 10 or more weeks gestation as the corpus luteum of the ovary provides all the needed progesterone to sustain the developing fetus through the first trimester. ...Read more

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I had twins 10 weeks early due to my lg who had blood flow problem and lying low placenta and my lb had a abrupt placenta what c section should I have?

It depends: What type of c-section should be performed in the pregnancy after a previous c-section depends upon the type of incision made on the uterus in the preceeding c-section and anything else that is going on in this pregnancy. Your OB would be the most prepared to answer this question and it would be a good idea to have that discussion with her/him since this could also effect the timing. Best wishes ...Read more

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Is monochorionic-diamniotic placenta twins mentaly and physically healthy at birth or after brith, I am 21weeks this type of prengnany now. worried a?

Is monochorionic-diamniotic placenta twins mentaly and physically healthy at birth or after brith, I am 21weeks  this type of prengnany now. worried a?

Usually: That type placenta is associated with an identical twin pregnancy. Twin pregnancies are inherently more risky and the potential for complications is greater - but the vast majority deliver healthy and normal babies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Perfect twins by.Csect.; wife alert, /but placenta removal: severe hem 4.5l & , bp=29/15 no transfusion wife unconscious ever since -> now 32 hours?

Perfect twins by.Csect.; wife alert, /but placenta removal:  severe hem 4.5l & , bp=29/15 no transfusion wife unconscious ever since -> now 32 hours?

You need answers.: Please understand that I am a family physician, not an obstetrician. If i understand you, your wife had a serious post-partum hemorrhage after a c-section delivery of twins. I would imagine that blood would be given unless there was a specific reason not to. My questions would pertain to her neurological status, and the possibility of bleeding into her pituitary gland. Talk with the doctors asap. ...Read more

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Twin Delivery (Definition)

Twins can be delivered vaginally if the first baby is head down, and the second baby is not larger than the first. They can also ...Read more