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Doctor insights on: Risks Of Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

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Why are triplet pregnancies considered much higher risk than twins?

Why are triplet pregnancies considered much higher risk than twins?

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

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the main differences between singleton pregnancies and twin pregnancies?

What are the main differences between singleton pregnancies and twin pregnancies?

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 more

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How common are IVF pregnancies that result in twins?

How common are IVF pregnancies that result in twins?

Very: Ivf pregnancies, whereupon ovulation induction agents are used, markedly increases the occurance of multiple gestations. Embryos are screened before implantation to reduce this concern, but it still occurs with greater frequency than spontaneous pregnancies. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Twins: If you did an extensive family pedigree with a genetic counselor they might be able to tell you different, but your twin chance is very close to 2% like everyone else, unless you've used fertility meds. ...Read more

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Last ER i got abortion for my 1st prgnancy of twins in 5mnth.nw i have 8mnth baby born pretermly.by which care can i delvr my nxt baby safely in 9mnth?

Last ER i got abortion for my 1st prgnancy of twins in 5mnth.nw i have 8mnth baby born pretermly.by which care can i delvr my nxt baby safely in 9mnth?

Premature delivery: Premature delvery is not generally related to abortion, and is independent of the method of abortion. There are many reasons for early delivery, and this can be tested for , and there are some methods for prevention of early delivery, but the risk is always present. ...Read more

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Are there any signs of a twin pregnancy?

Are there any signs of a twin pregnancy?

Ultrasound only!: Anyone that tells you that you can diagnose a multifetal (twin, triplet or higher-order) pregnancy without ultrasound is misleading you. Any symptoms seen in singleton pregnancies can be seen with multiples as well. ...Read more

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What can I expect a twin pregnancy to be like?

What can I expect a twin pregnancy to be like?

2 babies 2 sacs DZ: Twin pregnancies that end without complications and with successful vaginal delivery of both babies at term are rare. Women with multiple gestations are at higher risk for cesarean birth, premature delivery, preterm labor, preeclampsia, diabetes. The best way is to look at the pregnancy one week at a time, to be happy having no problems and getting to go home each visit and to accept what comes. ...Read more

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How much weight should I gain in twin pregnancy?

How much weight should I gain in twin pregnancy?

Depends: The recommended weight gain for pregnancy will vary depending on your prepregnancy weight. The general range is 25 to 35 pounds. For underweight women add 10 to 15 pounds and for overweight women subtract 10 to 15 pounds. The expected weight gain for a twin pregnancy will be 10 to 15 pounds greater across the ranges noted. ...Read more

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Whats significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

Whats significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

Problematic: the laboratory may not have known that this was a twin pregnancy. Ask to see the laboratory report, with regard the accuracy of the risk calculations in a twin pregnancy. ...Read more

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