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Signs Of Having Twins In Early Pregnancy
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Good change: An increase of more than 66% in 48 hrs is very reassuring. Beyond that no conclusions can be made. ...Read more
Maybe: Your doctor will discuss your particular case and explain all options and risk factors. ...Read more
Yes.: If I understand you correctly, you are pregnant within 6 months of delivering via cesarean section and were just diagnosed with twins? If that is the case, you have a very high-risk pregnancy for preterm birth, uterine rupture, anemia, fetal growth abnormalities, hypertension, diabetes, previa/accreta. Please see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist asap to explore all reproductive options! ...Read more
Give them some time: They may lighten up with time, and you can decide whether you still want to do something about them later. Try cocoa butter to help keep the skin elastic. Avoid sun damage. Sometimes, retinoids (creams often used for acne) can help, and pulse-light or laser can as well. ...Read more
Does having a twin pregnancy allow you to find out the gender before week 20? So many things seem to be so different when there's two involved.
20week TWIN pregnant Is it a good time to get "cervical cerclage" done to save my TWIN pregnancy? How safe it is and what is the success rate?
Need more info: There is no need to get a cerclage just because you have a twin pregnancy. It is recommended only if there's risk of preterm labor. There are, of course, risks to this procedure - including infection, bleeding, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, etc. The success rate ranges from 80-90% if done electively (not emergency). You should discuss further with your OB. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends: The incidence of twins depends on what part of the world you are from. In the us, the incidence is 33/1000. Because the position of the fibroid in your uterus may be an important factor, it is difficult to say if your chances are better or worse than another patient without fibroids. Check with your OB to find out if the fibroid is near the inner surface of the the uterine cavity or the outer. ...Read more
Definitely okay: So long as your doctor has not told you that there is a reason you should not be walking or exercising in pregnancy, walking is great. Even 60 min a day. Exercise in pregnancy actually decreases your risks in pregnancy, so that's great you're committed to a healthy pregnancy. If you were to bleed/spot or start cramping, let your doctor know, asap. Good luck and have a great twin pregnancy! ...Read more
Hello doctor, twin pregnancy is their any difference between dichronic and monochronic diaminotic twins?
Twins: Dichorionic/Diamniotic twins have 2 separate placentas and 2 separate amniotic sacs. Fraternal twins. These have the lowest mortality risk of twin pregnancies. Monochorionic/Diamniotic twins have 2 amniotic sacs and one placenta. Have a risk of increased risk. Monochorionic/Monoamniotic share one sac and one placenta and also have a higher risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My hCG level at 4w3d was 690 then at 5w4d is 10449. Is that ok or is it high? Does that indicate twin pregnancy?
Hcg: It's normal and not an indicator of twins. ...Read more
@ 8 Weeks gestation fetal hr was 175, 17 days later hr is 130 should there be any concerns? This was a vanishing twin pregnancy
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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