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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Hello doctor, twin pregnancy is their any difference between dichronic and monochronic diaminotic twins?

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

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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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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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26 year old female. 3 pregnancies, 1 being twins. Uterus measures at10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Is this WNL?

26 year old female. 3 pregnancies, 1 being twins. Uterus measures at10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Is this WNL?

Maybe normal: Those measurements may or may not be normal. In your case, the uterus doesn't always shrink back to a smaller size when twins are delivered. On the other hand, if uterine fibroids are small and seen on the ultrasound this would not be a normal size uterus. ...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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Describe the disorder called having one twin die during pregnancy.?

Describe the disorder called having one twin die during pregnancy.?

Twins: If the pregnancy is really early is called twin vanishing syndrome. 30% of twin pregnancies end up loosing one in early pregnancy. The more advance is pregnancy the riskier it is for the other remaining twin to be delivered earlier or die in utero. ...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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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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Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Cannot disappear: A twin at 36 weeks can pass in the womb, but will still be there, as opposed to what is called a "vanishing" twin, where a woman with a twin pregnancy experiences the miscarriage of one twin, hence "vanishing" twin. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months?

Maybe: Your doctor will discuss your particular case and explain all options and risk factors. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months ?

Is it dangerous to have twin pregnancy after cs by 6 months ?

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

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What shud b the beta hCG level at twin 9week pregnancy, is it normal?

What shud b the beta hCG level at twin 9week pregnancy, is it normal?

Wide range: Beta HCG in twin pregnancies is normally elevated above the level of singleton pregnancies, but has a wide range. At 9-10 weeks the levels should be around 250, 000 to 400, 000, however, the trending may be as important in the evaluation. Twin pregnancy is considered high risk and should have regular visits with ob. ...Read more

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My hCG at 4w3d is 690 then at 4w5d is 1860 . Is that high ? Could it be twin pregnancy ?

My hCG at 4w3d is 690 then at 4w5d is 1860 . Is that high ? Could it be twin pregnancy ?

Good change : An increase of more than 66% in 48 hrs is very reassuring. Beyond that no conclusions can be made. ...Read more

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I just suddenly have to take a breath. Are these signs of athsma or twin pregnancy?

I just suddenly have to take a breath. Are these signs of athsma or twin pregnancy?

Probably neither: Just because you have take a sudden breath, it does not indicate you have asthma or twin pregnancy. ...Read more

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I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

Not necessarily.: It depends on your other obstetrical outcomes too; your history does not mean you have an incompetent cervix that merits cervical cerclage placement. I am sorry you had such a bad outcome with your previous pregnancy, however if you have a singleton pregnancy next time your risk should be back at baseline (11-12% for the U.S.). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily from now on to prevent sptd. ...Read more