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Is It Safe To Vanishing Twin Syndrome
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If 1 twin dies in utero (vanishing twin syndrome) is it likely or possible that the dead twins amniotic sac will continue to grow?
No. : The sac will not grow if the fetus does. ...Read more
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
Maybe: Your doctor will discuss your particular case and explain all options and risk factors. ...Read more
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
Vanishing twin syndrome lost at 7 weeks. What is the likelihood that remaining twin will have something wrong with it?
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