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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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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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 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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How common is it to have multiple births?

How common is it to have multiple births?

Low: About 1% or so in the general population. However, more common in patients who have had infertility treatment with fertility medications. ...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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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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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

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