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Is it true that giving birth to twins is hereditary?

Is it true that giving birth to twins is hereditary?

Yes: There is a gene that increases the chance of fraternal twins. This is not the most common reason for twins, though, so for most women twins is a random event, occurring about 1:100 pregnancies. Fertility treatment, of course, can increase this risk. Identical twins are not related to any gene. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Vanishing Twin Syndrome (Definition)

Vanishing twin syndrome is a condition where one fetus dies within the uterus and is partially or completely reabsorbed ...Read more


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Is it possible to treat goldenhar syndrome before birth?

Is it possible to treat goldenhar syndrome before birth?

No: Goldenhar syndrome is thought to be a genetic condition so there is no treatment while the baby is still inside. I recommend you ask your obgyn for a referral to a genetic counselor who will be able to guide you on treatment options for this rare condition. ...Read more

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Is there any chance to pass stevens johnson syndrome from mother to child during pregnancy?

Is there any chance to pass stevens johnson syndrome from mother to child during pregnancy?

No: This would be extremely rare. Passing on your medication is a possibility, not passing on the disease syndrome that is caused by the medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to shower if there is a 40% chance of it storming/lightning?

GREAT Question !!!: Thanks to you - I learned some valuable information. The National Weather Service advises against showering during a lightening storm. REF http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/shower-in-thunderstorm/ ...Read more

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What is vanishing twin syndrome?

What is vanishing twin syndrome?

Demise of one fetus: Vanishing twin syndrome is the demise of one twin sometime during the pregnancy. One study suggested it occurred about 20-30% of twin pregnancies. Most commonly it occurs early in the pregnancy and generally the remaining fetus has a good outcome. Its' occurrence later in pregnancy can be associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. ...Read more

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Section with first/breech. This is last baby. No complications this preg. Which is riskier to baby--section or vbac? Which is riskier to mother?

Section with first/breech. This is last baby. No complications this preg. Which is riskier to baby--section or vbac? Which is riskier to mother?

Baby prefers C/S.: In broad terms, a repeat cesarean delivery without labor is the safest for the baby. Both options are extremely safe for the mother in the U.S. - slightly increased risk with cesarean. If you are planning to have your tubes tied for permanent sterilization you are better off scheduling your repeat cesarean delivery at 39 weeks with btl to be done at the same time. Talk to your obstetrician! ...Read more

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20week TWIN pregnant Is it a good time to get "cervical cerclage" done to save my TWIN pregnancy ? how safe it is and what is the success rate ?

20week TWIN pregnant Is it a good time to get "cervical cerclage" done to save my TWIN pregnancy ? how safe it is and what is the success rate ?

Need more info: There is no need to get a cerclage just because you have a twin pregnancy. It is recommended only if there's risk of preterm labor. There are, of course, risks to this procedure - including infection, bleeding, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, etc. The success rate ranges from 80-90% if done electively (not emergency). You should discuss further with your OB. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If an embryo is transferred when the mother is anemic, will it cause miscarriage? What is the lowest safe hgb level when trying to conceive?

If an embryo is transferred when the mother is anemic, will it cause miscarriage?  What is the lowest safe hgb level when trying to conceive?

Anemia: Transfer of embryo can be performed in anemic mothers without added risk of miscarriage but hemoglobin should be kept at least above 9 grams to avoid anemia related complications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a baby to get toxic shock syndrome?

Is it possible for a baby to get toxic shock syndrome?

Yes!: Anyone with a focal or extensive staphylococcal infection (or less often with streptococcal infection) has a potential to develop toxic shock syndrome(tss). What makes certain individuals susceptible to develop tss is still elusive. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Maybe: Your doctor will discuss your particular case and explain all options and risk factors. ...Read more

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Is it true that the chance of conceiving twins is higher after a recent miscarriage?

Is it true that the chance of conceiving twins is higher after a recent miscarriage?

No: I've never hear that statistic before. Twins have a genetic susceptibility (meaning they run in families). Being older at conception (like late 30's) also increases chances. To my knowledge pregnancy after a miscarriage doesn't increase chance. ...Read more

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Is it true that after a cesarean section for triplets, it is impossible to flatten the tummy?

Is it true that after a cesarean section for triplets, it is impossible to flatten the tummy?

Nope.: Your abdominal wall will have been stretched, but can recover almost completely with regular exercise and weight loss >6-52 weeks after your cesarean section. ...Read more

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Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Yes: There is no harming to having intercourse and an orgasm with a blighted ovum. If you start bleeding and miscarrying it is best to refrain from intercourse until no longer bleeding as to prevent any type of infection if your cervix is dilating with the miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is it true that high hog levels in early pregnancy is linked to down syndrome?

Is it true that high hog levels in early pregnancy is linked to down syndrome?

Quad Marker Screen: The Quad Marker Screen is done between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy in select patients. It looks at levels of AFP, hCG, UE, and Inhibin-A. Low levels of AFP and UE and higher than normal levels of hCG and Inhibin-A COULD indicate that the woman is at higher risk for having a baby with Down's syndrome. It is not even close to 100% accurate (70%-80% at best). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oxytocin factor when you're pregnant?

Is it safe to use oxytocin factor when you're pregnant?

Doctor supervison: Oxytocin in any form should only be taken under a doctor's supervision in pregnancy. After all, oxytocing stimulates uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex after being advised that one twin is dead & the other is growing well?

Is it safe to have sex after being advised that one twin is dead & the other is growing well?

How far along?: Some obstetricians advise to abstain from intercourse during the last week or two of pregnancy. Otherwise you should be fine. ...Read more

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Vanishing twin syndrome lost at 7 weeks. What is the likelihood that remaining twin will have something wrong with it?

Vanishing twin syndrome lost at 7 weeks. What is the likelihood that remaining twin will have something wrong with it?

Pretty small: The chances of a genetic defect in the remaining twin is very small as long as it continues to develop. On most occasions the surviving twin got the majority of the placental perfusion and that is why it is still present and hopefully growing. ...Read more