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 »

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 »

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 »

The Four 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 »

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 »

Celebrity Parents of Twins

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

When Twins Are Conceived Weeks Apart

It is possible to conceive twins who have the same gestational age, who can have different fathers. It is a process called superfecundation. ... read more »

Does Bed Rest Work as a Medical Intervention During Pregnancy

The standard of care for premature labor has typically been to place the pregnant woman on bed rest; limiting activity for the remaining weeks of pregnancy. ... read more »

Progesterone No Help in Preventing Preterm Twin Births

This Lancet study shows that progesterone does not prevent preterm births in twins. ... 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 »

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 »

Twin Births are Becoming More Common

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. ... 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 »

French Study: Guidelines for Twin Pregnancies

It is recommended to plan the delivery of uncomplicated dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies from 38 weeks and before 40 weeks. ... read more »

Multiple Pregnancy Reduction

We found no available data from randomized trials to inform the risks and benefits of pregnancy reduction procedures for women with a multiple pregnancy.  ... read more »

7 Things I Learned Raising a Preemie

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. ... read more »

Facts about Twins, Triplets, and More

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

Pregnancy Complications with Multiple Births

Pregnancy complications in twins are many-fold higher than with a singleton baby and include a higher rate of premature deliveries and fetal anomalies. ... read more »

Multiple Pregnancy - Twins, Triplets

Ovulation twice or three times can lead to twins or triplets, as well as can a fertilized egg that splits into two or three. ... read more »

Twins: Does the Due Date Change?

Q: I am carrying twins. Should I adjust my due date based on having twins? Without having to adjust LMP? Is the due date with twins 38 weeks instead of 40 weeks?  Would like to be able to use countdown feature based on 38 week due date and not have it change gestational age. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

All About Twins

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. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Clomiphene and Twins

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

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

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. ... read more »

Are You Having Fraternal Twins or Identical Twins?

To find out whether you are having fraternal twins or identical twins, there are numerous tests your health care provider can perform while they are still in the womb. ... 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 »

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