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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. Mark Pack
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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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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