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.
2 babies 1 sac MZ. If there are twins in only one sac, it is a monozygotic (mz) monochorionic-monoamniotic pregnancy: 2 babies, 1 placental mass, 1 sac. That can be a very high-risk situation for both babies for many reasons. It is essential that couples meet with their OB physicians often, get early expert imaging and referrals to perinatologists (and often neonatologists) and discuss all possible outcomes.
2 babies 2 sacs MC. Some monozygotic (mz, identical) pregnancies have 1 placenta mass but 2 sacs and are called monochorionic diamniotic. There is a risk of twin-twin transfusion which is a serious problem for both babies. Less worrisome is when it appears to be 1 but really 2 placentas are adjacent or "fuse"; there are 2 if boy+girl seen on ultrasound or tests after delivery show dz twins or dichorionic mz placenta.
More of everything. Generally women who carry twins tend to have more morning sickness, higher risk for diabetes of pregnancy, preeclampsia, and preterm labor. For this reason women with twins are seen more often and have more ultrasounds.

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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...

What is the best method to help with stretch marks after twin pregnancy?

Give them some time. They may lighten up with time, and you can decide whether you still want to do something about them later. Try cocoa butter to help keep the skin elastic. Avoid sun damage. Sometimes, retinoids (creams often used for acne) can help, and pulse-light or laser can as well. Read more...

What exactly does implantation bleeding look like? How does it start? How long does it last? Is it different with twin pregnancy?

Brown. Implantation bleeding occurs when the embryo attaches to the lining of the uterus (womb). It often happens 2-6 days after ovulation and can last from 1-4 days. It ia usually dark brown in color and no heavier than a pantiliner. Read more...

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...

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...