multiple pregnancy

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Multiple gestation is a condition where more than one fetus is carried in a single pregnancy.
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How can I treat multiple pregnancy?

Prenatal care

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If you know you have a multiple pregnancy, you will have already had an ultrasound exam. Follow-up with your Obstetrician as directed.
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What are the signs of multiple pregnancy?

Get an ultrasound

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Get an ultrasound.
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What are the tests for multiple pregnancy?

Ultrasound

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Ultrasound is the only completely reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable.
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Is ther much risk of having multiple pregnancy?

Multiple rates

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The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%, natural triplets very roughly around1/2000 to 1/5000. Use of some fertility medications can increase the chance of twins to as high as 25%, and triplets to around 5%.
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What does "multiple pregnancies" mean in the forties?

Complicated

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Multiple gestations are complicated pregnancies regardless of your age. They increase the risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, premature labor and cesarean section. As people age, they become more likely to have chronic medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure so the risks are a bit higher in the 40s. Overall, you should still expect a relatively modest increase in risk.
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how likely are multiple pregnancies when using clomid?

About a 5-10% chance

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Most pregnancies with Clomid are single babies, but there's about a 5 - 10% chance of twins. Triplets or more is less than a 1% chance. Risk factors for multiples include Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and being young.
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Do girl's vaginas get looser after multiple pregnancy?

That is what

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Is it normal to get diabetes due to multiple pregnancy?

Not uncommon

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It's never 'normal' to have diabetes, but gestational diabetes with multiples is not uncommon.
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What are signs of multiple pregnancy, if my belly is big?

Ultrasound

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Since the advent of ultrasound, multiple pregnancy has become very straight forward to diagnose and is virtually 100% acurate. If you are concerned, don't guess based on the size of your "belly". Get an ultrasound
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Are there harmful symptoms associated with multiple pregnancy?

Risks with multiples

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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.
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