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Can having multiple babies lead to amniotic sac disorders?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Rare in single, twin

Sometimes there is a condition that develops in which there is a so-called "stuck" twin.
That is a high-risk condition that requires immediate referral to a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist for evaluation and ultrasound. While there, ask for an appointment with a neonatologist when the time is right. By then there will be many questions and outcome of two babies to consider.

In brief: Rare in single, twin

Sometimes there is a condition that develops in which there is a so-called "stuck" twin.
That is a high-risk condition that requires immediate referral to a perinatologist or maternal-fetal medicine specialist for evaluation and ultrasound. While there, ask for an appointment with a neonatologist when the time is right. By then there will be many questions and outcome of two babies to consider.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Reviewing my sources I see no evidence Amnionic band disreuption(amputations) are more common with multiples.Frequency increases above baseline if amniocentesis is performed.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The incidence of twins varies by population but is about 1 in 80 pregnancy.
About 2/3 of these are fraternal(dizygotic). If the twins are identical(monozygotic) they can develop in one sac, two sacs with one placenta, or two sacs with two placentas. The first two scenarios can result in twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Thus, most obstetricians will monitor the growth of twins periodically.

In brief: Yes

The incidence of twins varies by population but is about 1 in 80 pregnancy.
About 2/3 of these are fraternal(dizygotic). If the twins are identical(monozygotic) they can develop in one sac, two sacs with one placenta, or two sacs with two placentas. The first two scenarios can result in twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Thus, most obstetricians will monitor the growth of twins periodically.
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