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How many extra calories does a woman pregnant with twins need? (e.G. If a normal diet is 2000 do they need 3000 or 4000?)

How many extra calories does a woman pregnant with twins need? (e.G. If a normal diet is 2000 do they need 3000 or 4000?)

300 Kcal more.: Only 300 kcals more in comparison to women pregnant with singleton fetus are needed for women carrying twins (i.e. 600 kcals more than non-pregnant women of similar size). Please note, however, that the twins with the best outcomes are born to women with the most weight gain during pregnancy (up to 55 lbs). ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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If a woman is pregnant with twins but one made it to the uterus and the other is tubal what would happen?

If a woman is pregnant with twins but one made it to the uterus and the other is tubal what would happen?

Uncommon: But with the risks involved, surgery would be likely performed on the tubal one; to salvage the other fetus. In short: it is possible that everything ends up just fine. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a pregnant woman with twins to have brown discharge when she wipes after urinating?

Is it normal for a pregnant woman with twins to have brown discharge when she wipes after urinating?

Please let your: Obstetrician know as brown discharge is likely blood. Take care and congratulations. ...Read more

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Reading up on breastfeeding + read that women w/twin pregnant will have enough milk for 2 babies. Then can I exclusively b/f my twins if that's the case?

Reading up on breastfeeding + read that women w/twin pregnant will have enough milk for 2 babies. Then can I exclusively b/f my twins if that's the case?

Feeding twins: Provided that you adequately support your own body with nutrition, hydration, rest and stress management, you may very well be likely to successfully nurse twins. Frequent weight checks for your infants will reassure you if they are getting enough breast milk for adequate growth. Good luck, and good choice! ...Read more

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If you are pregnant with fraternal twin s what the latest can the second twin be conceived?

If you are pregnant with fraternal twin s what the latest can the second twin be conceived?

Mostly a day: Most fraternal twins are from ovulation of two eggs, at the same time, within a day. There are rare reports of ovulation during pregnancy, so it is possible to conceive a twin while already pregnant, but these episodes are rare. ...Read more

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Is twin pregnants often miscarry and why?

Is twin pregnants often miscarry and why?

Hope my answer helps: Twins are 2 embryos implanting. The risk of miscarriage with one embryo implanting ia approximately 15% and with 2 embryos this risk is bound to double. In addition, some of the twin pregnancies are from cleavage of 1 embryo that is associated with errors such as unequal DNA material in the 2 embryos. This results in miscarriage in most instances as a protective mechanism. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant with twins if its on the bf side and not mines? He is a twin.

Is it possible to be pregnant with twins if its on the bf side and not mines? He is a twin.

Yes, it: A history of multiple pregnancies on either side can increase the likelihood of A multiple pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any signs of a twin pregnancy?

Are there any signs of a twin pregnancy?

Ultrasound only!: Anyone that tells you that you can diagnose a multifetal (twin, triplet or higher-order) pregnancy without ultrasound is misleading you. Any symptoms seen in singleton pregnancies can be seen with multiples as well. ...Read more

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What can I do pertaining my seff when pregnant with twin and when Ebola going?

What can I do pertaining my seff when pregnant with twin and when Ebola going?

Ebola Virus: Unless you are traveling to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea or in contact with a person who is actively ill who has been in contact wi the virus - you should be fine. Nigeria's 20 cases were all promptly contained. The contacts in Dallas, TX have been medically monitored. ...Read more

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AM 6 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH TWIN ONE IS STILLBORN AND THE OTHER ONE IS ALIVE WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO?

AM 6 MONTHS PREGNANT WITH TWIN ONE IS STILLBORN AND THE OTHER ONE IS ALIVE WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO?

Very high risk: This is a very high risk situation and should be handled one on one. Hopefully you have an Obgyn and possibly a Perinatologist involved in your care who can help guide you through the process. In general the pregnancy would be continued focusing on the safety of the live twin. The type of twins, location of babies, status of amniotic fluid and cervix are important factors. ...Read more

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I'm 25 week pregnant with twins and I what to knew more about week 25 with twin? What Esc can I do keep twins and I heath?

I'm 25 week pregnant with twins and I what to knew more about week 25 with twin? What Esc can I do keep twins and I heath?

Consult OB: You should be under the care of an obstetrician, for the sake of your and your babies' health. Regular ante-natal check ups are important. If you do not have an OB, please contact your local planned parenthood organization for advice. ...Read more

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I just had twin girls 4months ago, seems I am pregnant again! I know it can be risky, but do I need to be very concerned? Will my body be able to take it

I just had twin girls 4months ago, seems I am pregnant again! I know it can be risky, but do I need to be very concerned? Will my body be able to take it

Interesting: Our panel shows you to be male. None the less the body can handle such a pregnancy The more difficult issue will be the emotional stress and work involved with having 3 infants/toddlers at the same time. It would help if you have a strong family support system. ...Read more

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Odds of having complications pregnant with twins? My dad is a fraternal twin and my boyfriends dad is a fraternal twin, are my chances high for twins?

Odds of having complications pregnant with twins? My dad is a fraternal twin and my boyfriends dad is a fraternal twin, are my chances high for twins?

Probably not: The fact that both are twins probably doesn't increase your chance of twins. In general spontaneous twin pregnancies are pretty safe. Just have a higher chance of a cesarean delivery.. ...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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I am 8 weeks pregnent through IVF and I have had 2 fresh embryo transfers, 5 day. My Beta yesterday was 180012, could there be s chance it's twins?

I am 8 weeks pregnent through IVF and I have had 2 fresh embryo transfers, 5 day. My Beta yesterday was 180012, could there be s chance it's twins?

8 weeks pregnancy: Here is a female who is 8 weeks pregnant via IVF with transfer of two embryo and hcg yesterday was 180, 012.
The chances of multiple gestation with IVF is about ten percent and is possible. It is imperative to get a transvaginal ultrasound to confirm location and the number of fetus for reassurance. Good luck. ...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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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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High beta levels pregnant with one IVF vanishing twin?

High beta levels pregnant with one IVF vanishing twin?

Reduction: From twins to singles is common, naturally and with ivf. I'd like to help more but you didn't ask a question: what would you like help with? ...Read more

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What's significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

What's significance of double marker test in twin pregnancy?

Problematic: The laboratory may not have known that this was a twin pregnancy. Ask to see the laboratory report, with regard the accuracy of the risk calculations in a twin pregnancy. ...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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What are the chances being pregnant with twins and the twin remaining hidden on a 12 week ultrasound?

What are the chances being pregnant with twins and the twin remaining hidden on a 12 week ultrasound?

Not likely: If there's twins, it would be unlikely that the other twin would not be seen. ...Read more

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How does a pregnancy results in twins. What should we do get pregnant which will result in twin babies.

How does a pregnancy results in twins. What should we do get pregnant which will result in twin babies.

Natural: You cannot decide to have twins, this is out of your control, and the only way to increase your chances is by artificial insemination. Twins are at a higher risk for complications, and more than a handful to care for. ...Read more

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16.1 wks pregnant with twins felling movement at left side twin A but not on other side. Is it normal to feel one baby earlier than other?

16.1 wks pregnant with twins felling movement at left side twin A but not on other side. Is it normal to feel one baby earlier than other?

Hard to discern: At 16 weeks, it is very hard to discern which twin A or B is actually the movement that you are detecting as the uterus is only 4 centimeters above the pubic bone and the fetuses are extremely small. ...Read more

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My wife pregnant with Monoamniotic dichronic twin. Weight difference is@32week F1 (1800)&F2 (1200). TodayF2 showing FHS -ve, We should operate or wait?

My wife pregnant with Monoamniotic dichronic twin. Weight difference is@32week F1 (1800)&F2 (1200). TodayF2 showing FHS -ve, We should operate or wait?

Specialist: Individual cases need to be discussed one on one especially in a high risk pregnancy like this, . I'm also not sure what some of your abbreviations mean so it would be inappropriate to offer commentary. Contact your obgyn for guidance ...Read more