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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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Does twin miscarriage considers as two miscarriages?

Does twin miscarriage considers as two miscarriages?

Unfortunate : Unfortunate event, miscarriage is miscarriage with one or two , if you want more descriptive you can say twin miscarriage ...Read more

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Want are chances for miscarriage of one baby with twins?

Want are chances for miscarriage of one baby with twins?

About 30%: 25-30% of twin pregnancies will reduce to one naturally. In addition there is a 5% risk of loss after 20 weeks. I know that is scary but keep in mind that a normal single pregnancy has about the same risk of miscarriage. ...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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My cousin was told she miscarried one of her twins at 5wks, but the other survived and is growing. How is this possible with all the bleeding she had?

My cousin was told she miscarried one of her twins at 5wks, but the other survived and is growing. How is this possible with all the bleeding she had?

Not unheard of.: Most recent data suggest that many of us started our in utero lives with a co-twin that never survived to viability, or even detection by ultrasound. Losing a dichorionic twin and continuing the pregnancy with the survivor is actually a well-known outcome in multifetal pregnancies. The earlier the fetal loss the less severe the consequences to the survivor, because these insults are all/nothing. ...Read more

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Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Can you conceive twins after twin miscarriage?

Yes: There is no relaationships between the two. Twins are related to the eggs or fertility treatment and one pregnancy is really independant of another. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early miscarriage of twins?

What are the signs of early miscarriage of twins?

Same: They are no different, but may occur slightly earlier. Most common symptom is cramping. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my odds of having twins after a miscarriage?

What can I do to increase my odds of having twins after  a miscarriage?

Nothing: If you have a family history of twinning, it is more likely, but otherwise, no , not possible to increase your odds short of fertility drugs. ...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