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What is the risk of late miscarriage after 20 weeks pregnant with twins?

What is the risk of late miscarriage after 20 weeks pregnant with twins?

High risk: If you miscarriage between 20-23/24 weeks, before viability, there might not be anything doctors can do to save life of the twins. After 24 weeks, if something wrong with the pregnancy, doctors can likely help intervene. The risk of miscarriage depends on many factors. Any health problems you have, any health problems the babies have been diagnosed with. Or problems with placenta or uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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What is the quickest and safest way to natural miscarriage at 20 weeks? What are some remedies that will help for the miscarriage?

Abortion: Please understand that asking how to abort your baby on the internet is extremely unwise and is not in any way healthy. One does not naturally cause the death of a fetus this far along. You need to find a professional to assist you in person. Perhaps your family doctor can help with referral. ...Read more

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Is it too long to wait 20 weeks for the first ultrasound? I had a past miscarriage 4 months ago.

Is it too long to wait 20 weeks for the first ultrasound? I had a past miscarriage 4 months ago.

Better view: At 20 weeks more anatomy of the developing baby (fetus) can be assessed. It is a good sign that your doctor has decided that your pregnancy is progressing satisfactorily enough to not request an ultrasound until that time. ...Read more

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Miscarriage in June@9weeks. Pregnant again by late aug. August weight:150lbs. 5'5. Now 20 weeks 2 days pregnant: 169. Too much too soon?

Miscarriage in June@9weeks. Pregnant again by late aug. August weight:150lbs. 5'5. Now 20 weeks 2 days pregnant: 169. Too much too soon?

Somewhat: Most weight is usually gained during the 3rd trimester (weeks 29-40). You have already gained 19#. Check with your doctor and watch how much you are eating. ...Read more

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If you have a miscarriage in ur 2nd trimester how big is the baby when it falls out of you?

If you have a miscarriage in ur 2nd trimester how big is the baby when it falls out of you?

Any size: The size will vary depending on how much development occurred.You can carry a "non-viable" or dead fetus for a while. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and have had dark to light brown discharge on and off all day. I've had 2 miscarriages before and seen this kind thing before!?

Be seen tonight: Brown spotting at 20 weeks most of the time is nothing to worry about, but sometimes it is a signal of the cervix opening without labor. Best to get it checked out. Call your doctor and get seen tonight. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more