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Do multiple pregnancies present higher risks than singleton pregnancies?

Do multiple pregnancies present higher risks than singleton pregnancies?

Absotutely: Every risk in a singleton pregnancy is higher with twins. Risk of miscarriage, genetic abnormalities in a child, and even though small, the risk of one baby not surviving. Risks to mother of hypertension and diabetes are much higher. And the risk of early delivery is much higher. Even though twins generally do well, many twins do not. So it is always medically preferable to have a single pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Smith
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Intrauterine Insemination (Definition)

Intrauterine insemination (iui) is where fresh or frozen partner or donor sperm is prepared or 'washed' to increase the sperm quality then gently injected through your cervix after a speculum exam, like a pap smear exam. It should be painless or cause mild cramping only. Iui helps with mild to moderate sperm problems. Iui preparations should have at least 2 million moving ...Read more


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Is ther much risk of having multiple pregnancy?

Is ther much risk of having multiple pregnancy?

Multiple rates: 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%. ...Read more

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Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

Does conventional ivf increase risk of genetic defect of baby conceived?

IVF & genetic defect: There are genetic causes of infertility that could be passed on to the baby. Otherwise I don't think there is enough data to make conclusions - my opinion. ...Read more

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Do interracial couples have a greater risk of miscarriage?

Do interracial couples have a greater risk of miscarriage?

No reason to worry: An interracial baby has no reason to be less physically healthy before, during or after birth. And it is a wonderful thing that social acceptance has improved greatly in recent decades so that the child has a greatly reduced risk of social stigma. However, it is still not zero. Of course children face bullying for a variety of reasons, so this may not even add to that concern. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Chances of successful IUI at age of 35wid 25%motility?

Chances of successful IUI at age of 35wid 25%motility?

Variable: Iui increases the chances of pregnancy from about 17% per cycle to just over 20% per cycle. It is commonly used when sperm counts or motility are lower than "normal". However, i treated a couple successfully four times with IUI with a count of 400, 00/cc with less than 10% motility. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having consecutive pre-term births?

What are the chances of having consecutive pre-term births?

If u had a preterm: Birth u are more at risk for another one but your doc can follow u closely and check the cervix length and u can get started on im Progesterone called Makena at 16 weeks one shot each week to prevent preterm birth i follow all my pts closely with a perinatologist and we are agrressive about preventing preterm birth, please discuss with your OB and it should be a n OB doc not a midwife in your case. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with delivering multiples?

What are the complications associated with delivering multiples?

Preterm labor: Although the idea of twins or triplets sounds fun and challenging, the truth is, most multiple pregnancies are complicated by premature labors, hospitalizations, c-section for delivery, and even a higher risk of losing all the pregnancies due to a first or second trimester miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are the risks of genetic amniocentesis in twins?

What are the risks of genetic amniocentesis in twins?

Low, but....: Amniocentesis is invasive, and the risk of ruptured membranes, and possible miscarriage, is at the rate of 1/110-1/200. There is the risk of misinformation by not sampling one, or both, of the sacs, as well. ...Read more

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What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

What increases a woman's risk of infertility?

Age, STDs, smoking: Women's ovarian reserve (egg numbers and quality) starts to decline from mid 20's on average, and fastest by the 40's. Smoking, stds like chlamydia, endometriosis, surgery on the ovaries, and cancer chemo or radiotherapy reduce ovarian reserve faster. Chlamydia, pid, endometriosis or surgery can block the fallopian tubes or cause scarring around ovaries. Overweight or underweight reduces fertility. ...Read more

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If chances of conception increase in 2 embryo transfer IVF Why doc recomend single embryo?what are risks of 2 embryo apart from twins?

If chances of conception increase in 2 embryo transfer IVF Why doc recomend  single  embryo?what are risks of 2 embryo apart from twins?

It's all about twins: Twins are a little bit trickier pregnancy. Twinning with 2 embryos is as high as 20-30%. In the US the ASRM allows 1 or 2 embryos in a 29 year old woman, but recommends only one. Personally I believe this is patient's choice and do NOT recommend 1 vs. 2, but that's me. Your info says you are 29 and in the UK? I do not know the UK standard of care but the science is the same. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are pcos patients have higher risk for blighted ovum?

Are pcos patients have higher risk for blighted ovum?

Slightly: Statistically people with PCOS are at a slightly higher risk for miscarriage because their ovulations are not as "typical" as non-PCOS pts. If you are taking meds for your PCOS and continue them through the first trimester it can sometimes reduce your risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Does multiple ivf treatments cause a risk of ovarian cancer?

Does multiple ivf treatments cause a risk of ovarian cancer?

No: It increases your risk of bankruptcy, at least in the US. You state that you are only 28. Have you and your spouse had a full infertility workup. In the US, unless you had your Fallopian tubes tied or scarred, no reputable Ob-Gyn would consider you as a candidate for IVF. Maybe you some other issue that you have revealed yet?? ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with vaginal births after c-sections?

What are the risks associated with vaginal births after c-sections?

Uterine rupture: Uterine rupture is when the scar of a previous c-section opens. It can cause the death of mother and baby if not recognized and acted upon quickly. It occurs in about 1-5/1000 women who have had one previous c-section. The risk is increased if you have had more than one c-section or if your labor is being induced. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having CMV infections in consecutive pregnancies?

What are the chances of having CMV infections in consecutive pregnancies?

Very low: CMV infection that affects a pregnancy and causes complications is usually a result of a first infection. Because immunity generally results after an infection, the likelihood of having complications occur again are very rare. ...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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How common is it to have multiple births?

How common is it to have multiple births?

Less than 1/100: The incidence of naturally conceived twin is less than 1 out of 100 pregnancies. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a multiple birth pregnancy?

What are some of the signs of a multiple birth pregnancy?

Ultrasound: The only reliable way to determine a multiple pregnancy (before birth, that is) is by ultrasound. Blood levels of HCG might be helpful, but are not reliable enough. No symptom is consistent or reliable enough to draw conclusions. ...Read more

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What happens if you take multiple birth control methods at once?

What happens if you take multiple birth control methods at once?

Better protection: Many couples use a backup method such as condoms and pills to increase effectiveness and lower risk of stds. Also, it's more effective to use condom for male and spermicide for female. ...Read more

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Can giving multiple births through a woman's life cause her bladder to weaken and for her to lose control?

Can giving multiple births through a woman's life cause her bladder to weaken and for her to lose control?

YES MOST definitely!: Yes , the probelm is the angle of yorururethra has dropped so the pressure in the bladder is greater than the urthral sphincter, so u lose urine when u cough or sneeze, etc. The good news is with a proper workup u can have a monor surgical procedure to fix the problem as it will only get worse over time so see your gyn for a workup , 1 advantage to csection - does not cause this problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be borne with enlarged ovaries? If so what dose that means for the one that haves it, dose it means high chance of multiple birth?

Is it possible to be borne with enlarged ovaries? If so what dose that means for the one that haves it, dose it means high chance of multiple birth?

No: not at birth but later on ovaries can "enlargew" with multiple CYSTS (Polycystic ovaries) This usually results in DIFFICULTIES with FERTILITY! Get a EXACT Diagnosis from a GYNECOLOGIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How does diet impact chances at multiple births?

How does diet impact chances at multiple births?

It doesn't: There is no documented cause-and-effect relationship between multiples and any kind of diet. ...Read more

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I am 42 and thinking of having children, how many more are advisable to have and what is the risk if it is multiple birth?

I am 42 and thinking of having children, how many more are advisable to have and what is the risk if it is multiple birth?

Having kids: How many kids do you have? How many kids do you want to have? There is no advice on how many you should have. It's your preference. If you've not had any so far, it would be harder for you to conceive. The risk of "multiple births" like twins would depend on your genes and the genes of the baby's dad. If twins have been born to your ancestors, then you may have a chance to repeat that. ...Read more

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Why does IVF treatment frequently lead to multiple births?

Why does IVF treatment frequently lead to multiple births?

It doesnt have to: Ivf, as opposed to using fertility medications with/without artificial insemination, actually gives you a lot of control over your risk of multiple pregnancy, since no matter how many embryos are made in the lab, you can always choose to transfer just one embryo into the uterus (there would still be about a 1% chance of identical twins if the embryo splits). ...Read more

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Had an u/s today and md stated i had lots of follicles ... What exactly does this mean if I am ttc? Multiple birth in the cards?

Had an u/s today and md stated i had lots of follicles ... What exactly does this mean if I am ttc? Multiple birth in the cards?

Maybe: Having a lot of follicles can sometimes mean you would have multiples. Your age increases your chance of multiples, and a family history would as well. Most important lots of follicles means that the chances of pregnancy are hopefully good. ...Read more

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Why do fertility treatments often cause multiple births?

Why do fertility treatments often cause multiple births?

Multiple oocytes: Because most fertility treatments involve stimulating multiple eggs (= targets for sperm.) there ar other reasons but this is the easiest to understand. ...Read more

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How often do fertility treatments cause multiple births now?

How often do fertility treatments cause multiple births now?

Multiples & drugs: The chance of a multiple pregnancy depends upon the drug taken and dosage. Clomid (clomiphene) has a 6-8% chance of multiples & gonadotropins depends upon the dose take, and whether treatment is withheld if a sonogram shows multiple follicles that could release an egg. The percentage of multiple could be around 20 to 25%. ...Read more

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Is the mother or father thought to be responsible for a multiple birth?

Is the mother or father thought to be responsible for a multiple birth?

Responsible?: If mom produces two eggs and both are fertilized, fraternal twins result. This would be considered a "maternal factor". If the fertilized egg divides into two babies, neither parent's factor contributed and identical twins result. ...Read more

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Which partner will determine a multiple birth, the father or the mother?

Which partner will determine a multiple birth, the father or the mother?

Mother almost always: Multiples are due to extra eggs ovulated (older women ; or from fertility drugs; or incidental identical twinning9 one egg that splits when fertilised and dividing. ...Read more

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Should you go on birth control just before starting IVF if you've been doing continuous failed iui's?

It depends: The decision to use birth control pills prior to an ivf cycle should be individualized. Each persons situation is different. Some women are not affected by the pills and the pills may help with scheduling. Some women may be adversely affected by being on the pills and they should be avoided. And some women will do better in ivf after being on pills. ...Read more

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How effective is IUI with Clomid for couples with unexplained infertility? My wife and I have been off birth control since july 2010. All of our test results have been normal. I'm extremely frustrated and depressed that we aren't pregnant yet. I'm los

How effective is IUI with Clomid for couples with unexplained infertility?  My wife and I have been off birth control since july 2010.  All of our test results have been normal.  I'm extremely frustrated and depressed that we aren't pregnant yet.  I'm los

Diagnosis?: You are seeing several answers here, that's good. Cc with IUI is often succesful; i won't quote 'rates' because they vary with female age and actual numbers on semen analysis. True unexplained infertility is not common, remember it doesn't mean you 'don't know what's wrong' it means that all tests have been done without a diagnosis. Do you really have unexplained? If not, get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can it take multiple birth control packs to start your period if you just now started taking it ? Please help!

Can it take multiple birth control packs to start your period if you just now started taking it ? Please help!

No: You should have your period when you are on your third week of birth control pack. In some cases, it may take up to 3 packs to make sure that is is the right med for you.Be sure to consult with your doctor if you have problems with your bcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Iui (Definition)

Intrauterine insemination is when the sperm is washed and is subsequently placed in the uterus with a small catheter so that it's closer to the egg ...Read more


Dr. Joshua Klein
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Multiple Births (Definition)

Multiple births can refer to a pregnant female carrying multiple fetuses (such as twins) or a female who has given birth ...Read more