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If You Have Twins Do You Have Two Placentas
I have two children. My youngest is 18 months. Both were born by c-section. Is it safe to try to have twins? I'm 35, husband 33. What % chance twins?
See below: Yes it is safe to have twins. The likelihood is dependent on many factors. Overall the % is between 1-3% and does increase as you get past the age of 35. Good luck. ...Read more
Unlikely: Most of the time you will only ovulate from 1 side at a time and therefore 2 uteri (called uterine didelphys) does not increase risk of twins. However, having 2 uteri does increase risk of preterm labor since the uterine size is usually smaller than normal. Make sure you see a physician experienced in uterine abnormalities. ...Read more
Is it ok to have twins in 5-6 week gestiona , one sac but no heart beats.Hcg levels, 51330 iu/ml and after two days it became 57396iu/ml is it normal?
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
No meds.: Weakness and feeling perpetually tired are normal for all pregnancies, let alone for multifetal gestations. Do not be tempted to take any supplements or medications promising to increase your stamina during pregnancy without clearing it with your obstetrician. Many of those supplements are frankly dangerous for the pregnancy and even the safest ones can have untoward effects as platelet inhibition. ...Read more
Yes: Twinning is a random event in which a fertilized egg divides early in development and each portion develops into a normal human fetus and eventually baby. Insemination does not increase or decrease this possibility. ...Read more
My grandmother , cousin and sister have twins what are the chances that I will have twins aswell
Twins: Twins are more common when there is a strong family history of twins, however, in general, spontaneous twins are very uncommon so the chances of having them is fairly small still. ...Read more
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