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Doctor insights on: Twin Pregnancy Calendar Week By Week

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Is walking for 60 min per day at week 21 okay still with a twin pregnancy or is it too long?

Is walking for 60 min per day at week 21 okay still with a twin pregnancy or is it too long?

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

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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)?

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

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Can a yolk sac be mistaken for a twin pregnancy in 8 week ultrasound?

Hope Not!: By 8 weeks, it should be fairly easy to see 2 fetuses with their own hearts. This is a good time to define number of gestational sacs and placental disposition. Exactly what are the credentials of the person doing the sono? That is very important. ...Read more