Twins: What Are the Odds Having Twins?

My husband and I are both twins. I am an identical twin, and he is a fraternal twin. What are our chances of having twins of our own? ... read more »

What Are the Different Types of Twins?

Confused about different types of twins? Do the words dizygotic and monozygotic have you cross-eyed? Monochorionic vs. dichorionic? Here is a clear explanation of all four types. ... 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 »

Maternity Leave, Education, and Marissa Mayer's Twins

During the last stages of her pregnancy, Mayer did what a lot of Yahoo’s expectant and new mothers did; she worked from home. When baby Macallister was just a couple weeks old, Mayer returned to work. ... read more »

Amniotic Fluid Issues: Too Little, Too Much

Amniotic fluid is usually derived from baby's urine and it is inside this protective sac that your baby lives inside your uterus. Amniotic fluid serves many purposes, all for your baby's protection. ... read more »

Paris Hilton Pregnant

Paris Hilton, the heir to the Hilton thrown, is the next big celebrity to want a new baby. According to Paris Hilton, there is a pregnancy in her future — very near future now. ... read more »

Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth: What To Name Two Little Thors?

Hollywood celebrity couple Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth made no secret they were having twins but, once the little guys were born, the couple seemed in no rush to reveal their sons' names. ... read more »

Khloe Kardashian Wants Twins with Lamar Odom

Khloe Kardashian and basketball star husband, Lamar Odom, have been trying for more than a year to have a baby. ... read more »

Baby Names X 2 = What Will We Name the Twins??

Naming a new baby is one of the joys of parenthood but finding the name that will fit for a lifetime can be a bit challenging, too. When twins are expected, the name game changes a bit. ... 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 »

Popular Baby Names for Twins Born in 2010

The tables below show popular names for twins born in 2010. Tables show the top 50 names where the twins are both female, both male, or one or the other. ... read more »

Celebrity Parents of Twins

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

A Healthier Human Race with Spindle Transfer

During spindle transfer, the female chromosomes are separated from the unhealthy mitochondrial DNA. A healthy set of twin monkeys with healthy DNA and no genetic diseases was conceived after this procedure. ... read more »

Clomiphene and Twins

What are my chances of twins while on Clomiphene? ... read more »

Conjoined Twins - What Are They?

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. ... read more »

What are the Odds of Having Twins?

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 medications. ... read more »

Extra Special Care For 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.  ... read more »

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

Thinking about IVF? Here is the breakdown on the procedure! ... read more »

Risk of Twins/Triplets After Ovulation Induction

The rate of multiple births was significantly lower with metformin. Because multiple gestation is associated with higher complication rates and medical costs, our data offer an additional reason for use of metformin to induce ovulation for OI in PCOS patients. ... read more »

Celine Dion Gives Twin Boys Big Names

After being admitted to the hospital, Celine Dion gave birth to twin boys whom she named Eddy and Nelson. ... read more »

CNN News Anchors Share More than News

Many people would recognize Kyra Phillips and John Roberts as CNN News anchors, but many may not know the couple is expecting twins. ... read more »

Chris Daughtry and Wife Have Twins – After Hysterectomy?

There are many women out there who fight with the fact that they cannot have a baby after a partial hysterectomy, but that did not stop Chris Daughtry and his wife. ... read more »

What is it Like to be Pregnant with Twins?

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. ... read more »

Questions About Weight Gain Answered

Many women have questions about weight gain like, 'How much should I gain?' and 'Can I lose weight?' These and other questions about weight gain during pregnancy can be found below. ... read more »

Examples of a Twin Pregnancy Diet

A twin pregnancy diet requires very small, protein-rich meals eaten every two hours throughout the day. ... read more »

New Drug Approved to Reduce Premature Birth

Makena, a new drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, may help reduce the risk of premature birth in women who are at higher risk of entering pre-term labor. ... read more »

Doctors Link Pregnancy and Weight Gain to Obese Children

We all have friends who think pregnancy is the time of life when they can eat what they want, when they want. Recent research notes that excessive weight gain during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of obesity in children. ... read more »

Height May Determine Twin Birth After IVF Treatment

According to researchers in the Netherlands, tall women are more likely to conceive twins after double embryo transfer than shorter women. The study included nearly 20,000 women undergoing in-vitro fertilization. ... read more »

Wanting a Baby but Having Twins

Time Magazine recently covered the story of one couple's chagrin uponlearning the bundle of joy they were expecting contained not one babybut two. The unnamed couple anonymously posted their trepidations on aparenting website and created quite a stir. ... read more »

What Is Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome TTTS?

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a disease affecting maternal or identical twin pregnancies who share a common monochorionic placenta. There are two kinds of twin: ... read more »

Miracle Twins Born 24 Days Apart Expected To Go Home Soon

The Antune twins are Boston twins born 24 days apart. ... 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 »

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 »

Multiple Births and The Risk of Congenital Anomalies

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. ... 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 »

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 »

Basketball Legend Michael Jordan Welcomes Twin Daughters

Just one week before he turned 51 on February 17, Michael Jordan and his wife, Yvette, scored a slam dunk of joy as they welcomed twin daughters into the world. ... 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 »

An Ideal Pregnancy Weight Can Reduce Risk of Preterm Delivery

There is an 8-week window of opportunity during the second trimester to achieve ideal pregnancy weight and reduce the risk of preterm delivery. ... read more »

New Pregnancy Test Could Detect Complications and More

A team of scientists in the UK are working on a pregnancy test that may revolutionize the way maternal and fetal health are monitored during pregnancy. ... read more »

Twins With Two Fathers - Superfecundation and Superfetation

Twins with two fathers are possible with supoerfecundation and superfetation. Superfecundation and Superfetation and two rare events. ... read more »

Dichorionic, Monozygotic, Dizygotic, Monochorionic, Monoamniotic, Mono-Mono Twins

Twins account for about 1% of all spontaneous pregnancies, but up to 35% of IVF pregnancies are twins.  ... read more »

Twins and hCG Levels

Does a fast rising hCG level always indicate that you are carrying twins? What else do hCG levels signify? Could it be twins or is there really just one baby in there? ... read more »

Do All Women Enjoy Pregnancy?

I blame 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. ... read more »

7 Things I Learned Raising a Preemie: They Grow Fast

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. ... read more »

Can I Increase My Chances of Having Twins?

Question: I have a perfect 6-month-old daughter and we will start TTC next month. I will be 37 in August and would LOVE to have twins. I have been eating a diet to increase chances for twins (as well as male) My questions are: ... read more »

Twin Weight Difference At Birth May Determine Future Health Risks

Twins rarely weigh the same amount at birth, but often both babies will weigh within a few ounces of one another. In some cases, one twin may be significantly smaller or larger than their sibling. ... read more »

Twins When HCG Increasing Too Fast

In most pregnancies, the normal hCG rises is at least 60% over 48 hours. In twins it may rise much more, but  it's not possible to diagnose a twin pregnancy just from the hCG levels alone. ... read more »

hCG Increasing Fast

There is no sufficient scientific evidence that with twins there is always a faster-than-usual rise in hCG. Normal hCG values can vary up to 20 times in normal pregnancies. ... read more »

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