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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Overview)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, Triplets or higher multiples.


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How can I treat multiple pregnancy?

How can I treat multiple pregnancy?

Prenatal care: If you know you have a multiple pregnancy, you will have already had an ultrasound exam. Follow-up with your obstetrician as directed. ...Read more

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Dr. Victor Beshay
197 doctors shared insights

Multiple Pregnancy (Overview)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, Triplets or higher multiples.


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Are there harmful symptoms associated with multiple pregnancy?

Are there harmful symptoms associated with multiple pregnancy?

Risks with multiples: Twin, triplet, and higher-order pregnancies are higher risk for both mom and babies. Risks include preterm labor/delivery, pre-eclampsia, uneven distribution of bloodflow & nutrients to babies, diabetes and other health problems for mom, and identicals or babies who share a sac can even get tangled up. Multiple pregnancies should be closely monitored by a high-risk OB specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Multiple pregnancy (Tip)

The majority of miscarriages occur before 10 weeks of pregnancy. ...See more

Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Lower abdominal pain lower back pain multiple pregnancy symptoms multiple negative urine test no blood tests milky discharge all STDs cleared a help!

Lower abdominal pain lower back pain multiple pregnancy symptoms multiple negative urine test no blood tests milky discharge all STDs cleared a help!

See a family doctor: These symptoms are too vague to even prompt a guess, and you definitely need to be examined. Remember, answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Multiple pregnancy (Tip)

The beta HCG level usually fails to double every three days when a pregnancy fails, but not always. ...See more

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis (Checklist)

Prevent falls in the home by removing throw rugs, adding grab bars
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Stay cool, avoid being overheated
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Drink plenty of water
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Haven't had a period since may (2011) and I have taken multiple pregnancy tests and all were negative. What could be the issue? I had my son in january (2011) and it took us 3 years to conceive him. I was diagnosed with pcos and endometriosis prior to. I

Haven't had a period since may (2011) and I have taken multiple pregnancy tests and all were negative. What could be the issue? I had my son in january (2011) and it took us 3 years to conceive him. I was diagnosed with pcos and endometriosis prior to. I

The history of PCOS: Raises a red flag? Did you need to use fertility medications to conceive (eg Clomiphene or injectables, letrozole)? You should see a reprooductive endocrinologist about this becuase its been >6mos. Also having gone this long without a period would warrant investigation of your uterine lining and the use of Progesterone for a withdrawal bleed. Also curious if you were on birth control aftr delivey. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
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Multiple pregnancy (Tip)

First trimester of pregnancy is the most important time in your life to avoid hazardous substances. ...See more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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What are the tests for multiple pregnancy?

What are the tests for multiple pregnancy?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only completely reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable. ...Read more

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My wife has a multiple pregnancy (15 week). My doctor's suggested a cervical stitch because her (cervix) is weak. I want to know is it normal in twin ?

My wife has a multiple pregnancy (15 week). My doctor's suggested a cervical stitch because her (cervix) is weak. I want to know is it normal in twin ?

Cerclage : Or stitches to the cervix is the procedure used to treat cervical incompetence. Premature opening of the cervix may induce premature labor which is not desired. It is used of course in multiple pregnancies. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
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Multiple pregnancy (Tip)

The beta HCG level usually doubles every three days in normal pregnancy, but not always. ...See more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more