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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?

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

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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I have two uterus, does this mean i could have twins or triplets?

I have two uterus, does this mean i could have twins or triplets?

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

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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?

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?

Probably not: The HCG should double in 2 days at that point in the gestation. The example you give had only a minimal increase. This does not sound like a viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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How do you have twins?

How do you have twins?

1 egg or 2 eggs: Fertilization of 2 separate eggs by 2 different sperm (non identical twins) or fertilization on 1 egg which subsequently splits to form 2 identical portions (identical twins) with each portion developing into a baby. ...Read more

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I'm have twins. How can I feel awake?

I'm have twins. How can I feel awake?

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

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Is it possible for you to be inseminated and have twins?

Is it possible for you to be inseminated and have twins?

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

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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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What's the best way to have twins?

What's the best way to have twins?

By chance: Other than some fertility drugs which can increase the chances of multiple births, having twins is by chance. A family history of non-identical twins can increase your chances a little as well. ...Read more

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What is da natural way to have twins?

Twins: While there have been many "cookingbooks" that suggest various things. None have been proven. ...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