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Risks Of Fraternal Twin Pregnancies
Earlier, smaller: The risk of preterm birth is higher for several reasons; triplet birth is likely to be earlier than that of twins. In addition, there is greater risk of growth problems, deformations from crowding, malpresentation. For the mother of triplets, the risks from abdominal delivery are higher than those of women with twins delivered vaginally and possibly abdominally, depending on the size and position. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Twice as many babies: Because the number of babies is doubled, the uterus grows larger faster; this will typically lead to a premature delivery at <37 weeks. There are also increased risks of pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia. Delivery route can also be affected if the first twin is not head down. If the first baby is head down, then a vaginal delivery of both twins can usually be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 34 years old, have had 5 pregnancies, have a BMI of 30 and have a family history of twins on my mothers side. What are my odds of having twins?
For a twin pregnancy, what is considered a short cervical length? Is 2.5 CM at 24 weeks considered short (and so put me at increased risk for ptl)?
Depends: All twin pregnancy are at risk for ptl.Your cervix at 2.5 cm requires follow up with your high risk doctor to make sure is not shortening any more. Dont stress too much, make sure u let the doctor know if you get cramping, bleeding or leakage of fluid.Make sure you keep ur appts as well. ...Read more
My first pregnancy was fraternal twins, im now 6 weeks pregnant. Can I have lost a twin and that cause my levels to drop and rise again?
No way to know that: That seems very unlikely but there is not a way anyone could determine such a thing by analyzing a bhcg hormone level. I am not sure how thinking about this remote theoretically possibility would be helpful either. I would focus on the health of your current pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 21 first pregnancy. Vanishing twin lost at 7 weeks.
Nuchal translucency scan this week, so nervous! What are the chances that its high risk?
Don't worry: It sounds like you are getting good care. Try not to worry as it is not good for you nor your pregnancy. Just wait and see what the tests show. Try to enjoy your pregnancy, and do what you can to stay healthy. Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet containing lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, walk 45 minutes every day, and take Prenatal vitamins containing Folic acid. ...Read more
I am 16 week of twin pregnancy dichorionic but part of my fetuses lose heart beat before 3 days i wont to ask what are the risks on the other fetu?
Dichorionic : I am very sorry about what it's happening to you. The management from now is conservative. A high risk OB physician shoul follow you very close. Counseling to you and your family, management in a tertiary center with good neonatal support, close fetal surveillance and evaluation of fetal anomalies indicated. There is risk for the surviving baby but you should talk to your OB physician about it. ...Read more
If I am at risk for preterm labor (twin pregnancy, lots of bh contractions, 2 CM cervix, 1 CM dilation, positive ffn), what can I do to lower my risk?
MFM care.: Depending on your gestational age maternal-fetal medicine consultation will help you and the babies achieve the optimal perinatal outcome. Pessary apparently may help prevent twin preterm birth, but pretty much nothing else helps. Please see an mfm to assess chorionicity and possibility of ttts/ops. Steroids and short term tocolysis (magnesium sulfate for 48 hours) help and should be considered! ...Read more
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