There are three different kind of twins: Dizygotic, Monzozygotic, Polar Body Twins. All dizygotic are dichorionic, and 2/3 of monozygotic are monochorionic.
IVF in-vitro fertilization is defined as a procedure when eggs are removed from the ovary, fertilized outside the body and then implanted into the uterus.
Over the last 30 years, the numbers of congenital anomalies have
doubled in multiple births, according to a research study published in BJOG. The study was completed by researchers from the University of Ulster.
Hollywood for convincing me that pregnancy was going to be nothing but
rosy cheeks, smiles and tummy rubs from strangers. I always knew I
wanted to be a mom, but I never expected to hate being pregnant.
What was the truth about her double duty, however? Was she facing twice
the labor concerns just because she was getting twice the babies?
It seemed to me that the older children were nursing less and
less. Was it simply because they were getting older, or because there
wasn’t enough milk to feed all of them? Can one woman’s body really keep
up with the demands of several nursing children at one time?
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome occurs when twins who share a single
placenta also share a blood supply. Within each baby has his own piece
of the placenta, their blood circulation is connected. This results in
the babies sharing their blood flow.
Having twins is a blessing, but unfortunately it does make the pregnancy and delivery more complicated in a few ways.
Multiple sources claimed that allowing newborn twins to sleep together in the same crib or bassinet would help their sleep schedules align, and it would also help them sleep through the night successfully.
When I found out I was having twins one of the first things that came to mind was my paternal aunt. She was the mother of fraternal twins. Then I realized my husband’s sister also gave birth to fraternal twins.
High risk pregnancies will often require additional testing and routine checkups. Depending on whether the pregnancy is a twin or triplet pregnancy, bed rest may be ordered as early as the first trimester.
Whether or not twins are genetic has long been disputed in science. If you’re a mother of twins, you’ve probably had many other women come up to you and ask whether or not there are other sets of twins in your family.
We found no available data from randomised trials to inform the risks and benefits of pregnancy reduction procedures for women with a multiple pregnancy.
It is recommended to plan delivery of uncomplicated dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies from 38 weeks and before 40 weeks
After just a few months we noticed a pattern in utero that was something
I never expected. Twins can act completely different even before they
The moment you find out you’re pregnant is a life changing one. You and your partner will begin preparing for your baby from that moment forward. You’ll set up a nursery, set aside funds and start buying baby clothes.
Many pregnant women are at risk for developing gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes, or GDM, is a form of diabetes that comes on only
for the duration of pregnancy in women with no prior history of the
Ahhh, the question of maternity clothes – I actually received this
question via email just today, so I thought I’d jump right on it with a
simple answer – NO! Pregnant women don’t NEED maternity clothes at all,
but I doubt that is the answer the asker was looking for.
My twin pregnancy is a vibrant memory that I reflect on often. Everything seems like it happened just yesterday; but one thing has faded over time – the pain of being pregnant with twins.
Being the mother of twins means being the one who answers all those twin
questions. It is always funny to me how women who know they are having
just one baby ask me questions about being pregnant with twins.
Those first few weeks at home were the most difficult for me as a new
preemie mom. My twins were tiny and I constantly thought they would
break if I picked them up too hard or put them back down too hard.
Learning never changes when you are a parent. From the first moments your infant comes into the world you are learning. When I gave birth to premature infants I was forced into a world I had never known.
When I was sent home less than two days after my twins
were born I was scared to death. My previous two pregnancies were large
babies weighing just about 11 pounds each. This time around both babies
weighed around that together.
The standard of care for premature labor has typically been to place the
pregnant woman on bed rest; limiting activity for the remaining weeks
With two of the three pregnancies my wife has carried, she has been
given her choice of due date. The two due dates were relatively close
together and dependent on then hospital and obstetrician schedule.
According to a study on women who lived in the Pioneer lands of the United States in the 1800s, twins are not an accident.
I was thrilled when I found out I was having twins, but soon after my world was turned upside down.
After an interesting hCG result on my blood pregnancy test, my obstetrician asked me to come in for an ultrasound. I was just six weeks pregnant, but the blood test told a different story.
Researchers find two embryos are more viable for women who are attempting pregnancy with their first child.
When a woman becomes pregnant, the process of conception does not always stop at one baby. A pregnancy of more than one fetus concurrently is called a multiple pregnancy.