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Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Online says "obesity increases twins" so can being 60 pounds overweight increase the chances of triplets or quads?

Not likely: Not likely. Trips are so rare that being 60 pounds overweight is not going to make it significantly any more likely to have triplets or quads. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins" can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Online says, "obesity is a factor in conceiving twins"  can being 60 pounds overweight create triplets or quads?

Obesity impairs: Obesity can impair fertility, making it hard to conceive. Losing weight can be a potent benefit for having a baby. The risk of twins is not necessarily increased with obesity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can somebody be predisposed to giving birth to twins?

Can somebody be predisposed to giving birth to twins?

Yes.: Familial predisposition to multifetal pregnancies is well known. African-american women are generally more prone to twins than other racial groups. Folic acid and prenatal vitamins preconceptionally also increase twinning. ...Read more

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What are my chances of multiple birth if I am twin & my husband has a twin sister?

What are my chances of multiple birth if I am twin & my husband has a twin sister?

1.5-3%: Risk of twins with a family history is slightly increased to ~1.5-3% from baseline 1.5%. Exact risk may also be due to other factors besides family history, such as age of woman, ethnic background, baseline fsh level. However, the family history of twinning on paternal side contributes little, if any at all, since its the number of eggs released by the woman which usually determines twinning. ...Read more

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Could one twin moved into the head down position after I give birth to the first twin?

Could one twin moved into the head down position after I give birth to the first twin?

Well: Depending on the doc, a vaginal breech extraction can be performed on twin 2 if twin 1 paves the way. If vtx/ breech it would likely b #2 a breech extraction. Most docs go for the section because we have less experience with breech delivery. At times it's no so clear, baby 2 may be transverse and come down either way. Most docs go for the section on twins unless both r head down, not unwise. ...Read more

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Will every triplet or twin in identical births have the same developmental disability?

Will every triplet or twin in identical births have the same developmental disability?

Probably not: Developmental delay/disabilities have many causes, most of which are not genetic. If you are known to carry a genetic disease associated with developmental disability, testing can usually be performed on each fetus individually while still in the uterus. If you are thought to have identical (monozygotic) twins or triplets, then they would all share identical genes. ...Read more

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My baby is two months old and I lost twins in August 2014 are my chances for multiples higher since I just gave birth?

My baby is two months old and I lost twins in August 2014 are my chances for multiples higher since I just gave birth?

Unclear: Are you saying that you are pregnant again now or are you thinking of getting pregnant again? It is not clear from your question. The circumstances of your fetal loss with twins should be investigated to see if anything needs to be handled differently in future pregnancy. Short intervals between pregnancy increases the risk of preterm labor. ...Read more

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12 wks preg with my first. And they're twins. I'm only 125 pds. Prepeg 115 pds, 5'5. What are the chances of underweight births? So sick cant eat much

12 wks preg with my first. And they're twins. I'm only 125 pds. Prepeg 115 pds, 5'5. What are the chances of underweight births? So sick cant eat much

Twins are smallerBUT: Usually twins are smaller in weight to single pregnancy. But it is hard to predict what size your twin babies will be at birth. About 50percent of twins weigh about 5and1/2 lbs.But some are more up to 7 lbs and less .Eat properly and Prenatal care ...Read more

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Twin ll birth weight was 2.3 kg. Now after one.Month weight is 2.5 kg. What we suspect and how to investigate this case.. Else otherwise baby active.

Twin ll  birth weight was 2.3 kg. Now after one.Month weight is 2.5 kg. What we suspect and how to investigate this case.. Else otherwise baby active.

Calorie intake: Babies usually lose weight right after birth, but should be back to birth weight by 2 weeks. After that, i would anticipate 200 mg weight gain a week. Supplement feelings or use premie formula with more calories. If he vomits, won't drink, or takes too long to eat, then check nipple flow, swallowing problem, breathing or heart problem or digestion problem. Calories in vs. Calories used. ...Read more

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What are.The chances of concieving twins after stopping birth control?

What are.The chances of concieving  twins after stopping birth control?

Around 3%: The rate of giving birth to twins is about 30 per 1,000 live births in the US. However, this number may be higher than the chances for you to have natural twins. This is because the 3% number includes women who use assisted reproductive technology like IVF (they have higher rates of twins). The fact that you recently stopped birth control does not change your chance of having twins. ...Read more

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