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What does it mean if twins are dichorionic-diamniotic?

What does it mean if twins are dichorionic-diamniotic?

See below: A dichorionic diamniotic (dcda) twin pregnancy is a type of twin pregnancy where each twin has its own chorionic and amnionic sacs. ...Read more

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What does it mean if twins are dichorionic?

What does it mean if twins are dichorionic?

Two placentas: Dichorionic twins result either from fertilization of two separate eggs ("fraternal" twins) or from the early division of a fertilized egg into two separate embryos ("identical" twins). ...Read more

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What does dichrorionic, diamniotic placentation mean?

Placenta & Twins: A dichorionic, diamniotic (di-di) twin placentation indicates that these are fraternal twins and not identical twins. Two separate eggs were fertilized by two separate sperm. ...Read more

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Does monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy mean that my babies are identical?

Does monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy mean that my babies are identical?

Yes: While the diagnosis may be suspected, it can only be confirmed by close examination of the placentas or genetic testing before/after delivery. Usually with early ultrasounds, we can be pretty sure about identical or monozygotic twins. It means that during very early embryo development, one embryo split into two. ...Read more

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What does locking twins mean?

What does locking twins mean?

Rare - bad!: Locked twins are monochorionic/monoamniotic twins that have locked heads so that the breech presenting one cannot be delivered because the cephalic second twin is holding it in utero by locking their jaws. Extremely rare and potentially lethal, unless a cesarean section is promptly undertaken. ...Read more

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What does multiple gestation mean?

What does multiple gestation mean?

Multiple babies: Multiple gestation means more than one baby at a time. They can be twins, triplets, etc. The multiple can be identical or fraternal. Our infertility treatments increase the risk for having multiples. Multiples are much more complicated pregnancies (more for babies than mom). We are trying to reduce the number of multiples with our treatments. ...Read more

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What does thick placenta means?

What does thick placenta means?

Good question: In general, great than 4 cm. It's thought to be due to various intrauterine infections and increased fetal morbidity and mortality. The literature is all over the place, however. If baby is growing fine, that's all that's important. ...Read more

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What does transvaginal mean?

What does transvaginal mean?

It means: Through the vagina. A transvaginal ultrasound uses a probe that goes into the vagina and sees the pelvic organs through the vaginal wall. A transabdominal ultrasound is done with a probe on the skin surface and sees the organs through the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your endometrial thickness is 4.8mm?

What does it mean if your endometrial thickness is 4.8mm?

Good: In a postmenopausal woman, the endometrial lining should be less than 5mm thick. If it is, then there is a less than 5% chance that there is an endometrial cancer present. If it is > 5mm, an endometrial biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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What does implantation means while u r pregnant?

What does implantation means while u r pregnant?

Implantation: Happens 6-7 days after fertilization, and about a week before the next expected period. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a chorionic gonadotropin assay?

What does it mean to have a chorionic gonadotropin assay?

Pregnancy test: Hcg is the hormone made by the placenta that is measured in a pregnancy test. It is tested to diagnose pregnancy, perform a risk assessment for ectopic pregnancy, and to manage certain complications of pregnancy, including a molar pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does thalassemia mean exactly?

What does thalassemia mean exactly?

Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm ...Read more

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What does "antepartem" mean?

Antepartum: Antepartum is the time prior to delivery. ...Read more

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What doesn't mean of normal-sized retroverted uterus?

What doesn't mean of normal-sized retroverted uterus?

Normal.: Uterus is normal size. The orientation of the uterus is retroflexed which means that the top of the uterus is laying down toward the spine rather than laying forward toward your abdomen. ...Read more

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My rubella antibody is 62.1 iu/ml what does it mean im pregnant?

My rubella antibody is 62.1 iu/ml what does it mean im pregnant?

Rubella: It means that you immunized against rubella and you wont have a problem with rubella during your oregnancy. ...Read more

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What does "preemie" mean?

What does "preemie" mean?

A baby born early: Any baby born before 37 weeks is considered a "preemie" or premature baby. There is a huge range in how well preemies do, however, depending on how early they are. ...Read more

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Pseudo pregnancy? What does that mean?

Pseudo pregnancy? What does that mean?

Pseudo pregnancy: False pregnancy, or pseudocyesis, is the belief that one is pregnant although one is not truly carrying a child. Many of the symptoms of pregnancy may be present, even though an actual fetus is not. It happens in 1-6 out of every 22, 000 live births. Even men may experience sympathetic pregnancy, or "couvade." http://tinyurl.Com/k4p2225 they develop nausea, weight gain, etc, like their partners. ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

Definitions: Ovulation is when an egg is released by the ovaries, which usually happens in women each month. Fertilization is when that released egg meets sperm from a male, causing a series of events to occur which, barring any problems, typically results in a baby about nine months later. ...Read more

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What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

What does purple feet mean during pregnancey mean?

Venous congestion.: Congratulations on your pregnancy! this can be an exciting time. This can also be a time of discovery for other aspects of your body. With a baby onboard, this space occupying heaviness can impede the normal venous flow from the feet and legs to the heart. Pooled venous blood in your feet is blue due to low oxygenation--in contradistinction to the red oxygenated blood flowing from the heart. ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean? What actually happens?

What does ovulation mean? What actually happens?

Ovulation: Its the process of releasing an egg (or two) from the ovary. After ovulation, the space where the egg came from forms a cyst, called the corpus luteal cyst, which starts making Progesterone to help get the uterus ready for a pregnancy. Once the egg comes out, it will only last an hour or two, so for fertilization (and pregnancy) to occur, it has to fall into a pool of sperm. ...Read more