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Is it possible for a scan to reveal only one baby when there are twins?

Is it possible for a scan to reveal only one baby when there are twins?

Yes: In general an experienced sonographer can detect two sacs or two fetuses in the first trimester and beyond. Sometimes one twin will be missed if it is not developing normally (eg, stuck twin) or is in one corner (horn) of an abnormally shaped uterus or if the woman is very large. Those would be very rare exceptions at most centers today. ...Read more

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At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

At 9.5 weeks with twins, heartbeats were 167 and babies are 2.7cm & 3cm. At this point, what are the chances of miscarrying one or both twins?

Chances are lower: Obviously twins are a higher risk for complications than a single gestation but with 2 very healthy heartbeats you certainly can breathe somewhat easier. Your OB will go over with you risks of twins at the various gestational ages but i would try to relax at this point. ...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 have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery.Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

I have twins and want to have full anesthesia delivery.Will it be harmful for babies in any way?

Possibly: The risks to the mother are increased (doubled) with a general anesthetic. Most anesthesiologists will strongly suggest that you have a regional anesthetic for your operation. The risk to your children is that they will be exposed to more chemicals, as well as the increased risk to yourself will affect them. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 20 months old twin babies. What should be the proper diet plan for me?

I am breastfeeding my 20 months old twin babies. What should be the proper diet plan for me?

The proper diet...: ...For a breast feeding mother is the proper diet for anyone. Eat lean meats, lots of vegetables, plenty of fruit, and whole grains. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Continue your prenatal vitamins as long as you're nursing, and a lot of those vitamins will be passed through the milk. Breast fed babies, newborn or 20 months, should be on a vitamin d supplement daily. ...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