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Doctor insights on: Parenting Twins

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Parenting (Definition)

Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching ...Read more


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Does children of identical twins who marry identical twins look alike?

Does children of identical twins who marry identical twins look alike?

Not always: They would be no more likely to look alike than any other siblings. ...Read more

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Ivf babies healthy?

Ivf babies healthy?

Yes.: The vast majority of babies conceived via ivf are born healthy. Low birthweight and premature birth are more prevalent, but these are the direct result of multiple live births (twins, triplets, etc.) that can occur with ivf. Heart defects, cleft lips and other congenital anomalies are more common in ivf (5% general population vs. ~6.5% for ivf - based on study in the uk). ...Read more

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Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Adoption: This is a value judgement, of course, adoption is a wonderufl thing. A baby who is already born and needing parents finds loving parents to live with. While time consuming and at tmes expensive, adoption is not complicated. Having a ovum donor baby is complicated and usually expensive, and carries the inherent risk of failure (much greater than adoption). When it works, it's wonderful too! ...Read more

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Does monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy mean that my babies are identical?

Does monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy mean that my babies are identical?

Yes: While the diagnosis may be suspected, it can only be confirmed by close examination of the placentas or genetic testing before/after delivery. Usually with early ultrasounds, we can be pretty sure about identical or monozygotic twins. It means that during very early embryo development, one embryo split into two. ...Read more

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Average weight of 5 month old monochorionic diamniotic twin fetus in grams?

Average weight of 5 month old monochorionic diamniotic twin fetus in grams?

5 months?: 300-500 grams at 21-22 weeks - please specify question in weeks not months for more details. ...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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Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Can babies recognize their mothers' voices at birth?

Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read more

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Are identical twins always identical?

Twins: Not necessarily. Personality-wise, there is a pair of identical twins in my practice who have different personalities. One is an extrovert and athletic in nature while the other is introverted. ...Read more

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Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Toddler at home, baby in nicu with neonatal herpes simplex 1?

Probably safe: Sorry about your neonate. Your toddler has almost certainly been exposed and infected, whether symptomatically or not, with the same virus. They are highly unlikely to be at significant risk. ...Read more

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If twins are monozygotic but dichorionic are they less completely identical genetically than monochorionic twins ?

If twins are monozygotic but dichorionic are they less completely identical genetically than monochorionic twins ?

The same.: Monozygotic dichorionic is another term for monochorionic diamniotic twins. They are expected to be genetically identical in both cases because they come from one original fertilized egg. ...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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23 weeks pregnant with twins, is sex ok?

23 weeks pregnant with twins, is sex ok?

Yes, as long as: Your obstetrician has not cautioned against it for a specific medical reason. ...Read more

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What are the best parenting classes for expectant parents?

What are the best parenting classes for expectant parents?

Breastfeeding: I think if i had only one class to go to i would pick a breastfeeding class. We don't spend enough time talking about the importance of breastfeeding. Learn as much about it as possible. If there are family members who do not know about it or who may not be supportive, they should go to the class with you. ...Read more

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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more

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Odds of a healthy pregnancy robertsonian translocation carrier 13;14? Currently 7 weeks pregnant

Odds of a healthy pregnancy robertsonian translocation carrier 13;14? Currently 7 weeks pregnant

See genetic counselo: Odds are on your side, 5-15% of risk for genetically abnormal offspring, depending on origin of translocation - maternal or paternal. See a genetic counselor and get tested! best of luck. ...Read more