Twins are two separate individuals in the same pregnancy

The closer I get to actually going through the IVF procedure, the more my mind and whole way of thinking is switching into what I call "mommy mode." I'm thinking like a woman who already has children. That's good, because I believe the law of attraction works best when you not only act like you already have what you desire, but you feel like you already have it, too.

When a multiple pregnancy is discovered, the mother to be will most often be termed a high risk pregnancy. This is due to the fact that the body is created to hold only one baby per pregnancy. When the weight of the baby reaches a certain level, childbirth begins. In multiples pregnancies, childbirth can begin too early due to the increased weight and stress on the body, thus the high risk term.

For many women, having twins is either a prayer answered or the scariest
thing on earth. As is the case with all pregnancies, being pregnant
with twins can be easy or hard. It is often the unanswered questions
that are hardest for women pregnant with twins.

At present, about 1 in 4 IVF or ICSI (in-vitro fertilization or intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) pregnancies leads to a multiple birth.

There is a significantly increased risk of many pregnancy complications in twins when compared to singletons. These risks are often 4-times or more higher than if you carry a single baby.

The odds of twins depends on your age and whether they are identical
twins or not and which ethnicity you have or whether you took fertility

There are two different kind of twins:

Ratts VS, Pauls RN, Pinto AB, Kraja A, Williams DB, Odem RR.
J Reprod Med. 2007 Oct;52(10):896-900

OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of multiple gestation following treatment with clomiphene citrate (CC), metformin (MET) or gonadotropins in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing ovulation induction.

Conjoined twins are identical (monozygous) twins that result from one egg being fertilized by one sperm and then splitting more than 13 days after fertilization. The result is conjoined twins, which are joined by some parts of their bodies.


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