Very Rare “Mono Mono” Twins — 2 Sets, 1 Hospital, 1 Week

An exceptionally unusual event occurred at the Akron General Medical Center in Ohio, where the twins were born. A second set of mono mono twins was born there. ... read more »

Are Maternity Clothes Needed for a Twin Pregnancy?

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. ... read more »

How to Buy Maternity Clothes in 12 Steps

Shopping for maternity clothes during pregnancy is not so easy because it seems your body changes every single day. ... read more »

Baby Names: How to Name Twins and Multiples

Most parents have enough trouble choosing a name for just one baby, let alone two, three or more. While multiples are rare, more than 100,000 multiple births are recorded every year in the United States. ... read more »

Celebrity Parents of Twins

Did you know these celebrities all have twins? ... read more »

What Does the Blood Pregnancy Test Reveal?

A pregnancy test is run by the obstetrician during the first office visit to confirm the presence of the hCG hormone and confirm the pregnancy. ... read more »

You Simply Will NOT Believe the Story of These Triplets!

Sarah and Bill Imbierowicz wanted to be parents but it proved to be a mission easier said than done. They turned to in vitro fertilization (IVF) but that didn't really work as expected. ... read more »

Neonatal Complications: What is Very Low Birth Weight?

A subset of the low birth weight group includes infants born weighing less than 1,500 grams or 3.3 lbs. Infants born weighing less than 3.3 lbs are considered very low birth weight. ... read more »

Utah’s Gardner Quadruplets One in 70 Million

On December 28 the "Quad Squad" was born. These two sets of identical twins were born to Ashley and Tyson Gardner, who tried to conceive for eight years with no luck. ... read more »

Two Embryos More Viable Than One for First-Time Mothers

Researchers find two embryos are more viable for women who are attempting pregnancy with their first child. ... read more »

Complications, Vaginal Bleeding and Twin Pregnancy

Researchers and authors from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with Washington University report women who experience vaginal bleeding early in a twin pregnancy may be at increased risk of pregnancy complications. ... read more »

Latest IVF Goal: Singleton Births, Fewer Twins

In the pioneering days of in vitro fertilization (IVF), multiple births were common. Implanting more than one embryo was a way to ensure at least one of them would result in full-term pregnancy; often more than one embryo resulted in full-term pregnancy. ... read more »

Intracranial KCI Injection for Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction

Researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Peking University published a study in the journal Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy regarding the effectiveness of intracranial KCI injection as an alternative to intrathoracic KCI injection. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Screening in Singletons and Twins

A study published in the Journal of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, claims 50 gram glucose challenge testing results in an increased number of false-positive tests in twin pregnancies. ... read more »

Vasectomy Reversal Leads to Rare Identical Triplets

During his first marriage Chad Ross had two children, a boy and a girl, and thought his family was complete. He had a vasectomy. His newwife, Amanda, really wanted to have a baby of her own someday. ... read more »

Federer's Twin Boys Follow Twin Girls

Following the May 6 birth of twin sons, Federer, 32, chose to bow out of the Madrid Open and spend time instead with his wife, newborn twin sons and 4-year-old twin daughters. ... read more »

Bed Rest as a Medical Intervention During Pregnancy

The signs and symptoms of premature labor are varied and may include spotting and early contractions, and pregnancy with multiples. ... read more »

2013: Interesting Things We Learned About Making Babies

On the agenda was the science of preconception, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. From that agenda, these 8 'most interesting things' were identified about making babies in 2013. ... read more »

Multiple Births May Cost More Than Single Births

Giving birth to multiple babies may cost parents more than single baby births do, according to a new study. Multiple births are a great concern in the United States and abroad because they pose significantly higher health risks to both mothers and infants. ... read more »

Multiple Births - Risks to the Mother

Multiple pregnancy and birth carry significant risks to the children and they also carry considerable risks for mothers. ... read more »

Multiple Births - Risks To The Child

The health risks for twins and triplets are greatly increased compared with those for singletons mostly because multiples tend to be born prematurely and underweight. ... read more »

Is Bed Rest Required for Multiples Delivery?

When you start trying to conceive, you become very excited at the prospect of having a new member of your family. You picture the nursery, the clothes, the toys and the smiles. ... read more »

Facts about Twins, Triplets, and More

Fun Facts about gemellology (the study of twins and multiples). ... read more »

Risks of Multiple Births

There are serious risks to the health and long-term wellbeing of the child, but the risks of multiple pregnancy and birth are not just confined to the child. Mothers themselves can be exposed to health problems as well as the increased risk of losing their babies. ... read more »

The Hardest Decision You Could Make: “Reducing” Multiples

Her elation was quickly dampened with the doctor cautioned her about the risks of carrying high-order multiples. She was immediately presented with the most difficult decision she would ever be asked to make: whether to take the risk or “reduce” her pregnancy. ... read more »

What is the Worst Part of Being Pregnant With Twins?

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. ... read more »

My Infertility Journey: Mommy Mode (Part 42)

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. ... read more »

Having Twins? Beware of GDM

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 condition. ... read more »

Which Women Are Most Likely to Have Twins?

In the last 30 years, the birthrate for twins rose about 70%, which is about 1 in every 30 births. That’s a big increase, and it isn’t a coincidence either. ... read more »

Are Twins Genetic?

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. ... read more »

Do Twice the Babies Mean Twice the Labor?

What was the truth about her double duty, however? Was she facing twice the labor concerns just because she was getting twice the babies? ... read more »

How to Make Sure Your Multiples are Born Healthy

Women who are pregnant with multiples are at a higher risk for pregnancy complications. Having a single baby takes a toll on the body, so having two only doubles the risk. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Linked with In Vitro Fertilization

Unfortunately, a recent study has linked women who have had multiple births from IVF treatment with an increased risk of breast cancer. ... read more »