Twin and Multiple Births

Think you might be carrying twins? Not sure how you can tell if you're carrying twins? Our article on twin pregnancy symptoms will help you figure out how many buns you have in your oven. Also learn some interesting facts on different types of twins.  Are you carrying identical twins and what makes twins identical or not?  Find out more about how twins form in the uterus and about what happens during conception to create twins.  Did you ever wonder why some twins are conjoined?  Get the answers to your questions here.

Also get tips on staying comfortable during pregnancy while carrying more than one baby and about what to expect from a multiple baby delivery. For example, did you know that you have a higher risk of needing a c-section for delivery when carrying a multiple pregnancy than you do if you are carrying a single pregnancy?  Find out more about why this is and about what a c-section for a multiple baby delivery means for you and your baby.  Also find out about the risk of early delivery when carrying a multiple pregnancy and about how to minimize your risk of delivery too soon--before your baby's are ready for the world.  

Multiple Pregnancy

The multiple pregnancies story gives a valuable overview to all the extras that come along with having more than one baby at a time. Everything from nutrition to giving birth is discussed here. If you want more detailed information, then take a look at Birthing Twins. From delivering vaginally to potential complications that may arise during labor, this article will tell you everything you need to know. Also, Diet for Twins and Multiples will teach you more about eating right during this important time.  Get the advice you need for eating for three, or four, or five.

And if you're hoping to someday be a mom of twins or more, then take a look at Increasing Your Chances of Twins, which can give you some pointers on how to end up with two bundles of joy.  Find out how to increase your chances of birthing more than one baby at once.

Multiple Pregnancy Complications

As wonderful as twins and multiple births can be, they also come with their own set of unique pregnancy complications. One rare complication is conjoined twins

, which occurs in one out of every 400,000 births. Other complications that are specific to twins include twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, monoamniotic twins, and the death of one fetus. Learn more about these multiple pregnancy complications and about how to minimize your risk for any misfortune during your multiple pregnancy.

 

 

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larissa 6923
had ultrasound done at 6 weeks revealed 2 sacs, only one baby that has no heartbeat and the other sac is empty. is it too see to see and hear fetal heartbeat and is it possible there will be another baby in the other sac
4 years ago
jayde22
How would u no if ur carrying twins without ultrasound my hcg level two weeks ago at 4weeks was 10273 and now at 6weeks its 101808 is that twins?
5 years ago
mrshartley89
I had my last ultrasound when I was 11 weeks and they had found twins :) My husband and I were very happy since we both know twins run in both sides of our families. I had 2 ultrasounds before I had my last one which was 11 weeks and since then they've only heard the baby’s hearts. The last two Dr visits I had she only checked the baby’s hearts and told me she would be scheduling me with the specialist at 20 weeks. I was 20 weeks last week and seen the specialist and they only found one baby :( I was very disappointed and sad to hear the Dr Say this could happen because sometimes the other baby doesn’t make it. What I don’t understand is a week before this apt I had seen my Dr. and she told me both heart beats were healthy and strong and even told me the difference of each babies heartbeat rate. It was very hard for me to understand what could've happened since the specialist told me there was no way there could've been another baby in here. I called my Dr that same day and spoke to the nurse to let her know what happened. The nurse called me the next day letting me know my Dr. asked for me to go to another medical place to get another ultrasound to confirm... I have my next ultrasound this Thursday (Today is Monday) I’m a little nervous but don’t know what to expect. I just don’t understand how my Dr. all along told me babies hearts sounded strong and healthy and gave me numbers of the babies heart beats but now they’re saying they only found one and she wants to confirm if there’s only one or two babies. This is very hard for me... What do you guys think?
5 years ago
M2Angel23
I have a question. My husband and I are planning for our fourth child together, however he has seven other children before ours were born. One of his ex wives had identical twins, which I know has to do with the egg separates. But the next wife he had gotten pregnant while already seven months pregnant with their daughter. The other fetus did not make it,, as it was only 2 months gestation at birth. Is it possible for me to have twins through him, or is this completely due to both women's bodies?
6 years ago
lucinda
my doctor just told me i am pregnant with twins. it was so shocking to see the two heartbeats on the ultrasound monitor. i wasn't planning for two babies. i am very happy but also a little concerned. this is going to be financially harder than i was anticipated because now i will need two of everything. and what happens with maternity leave? do i get extra time off? but will it be paid? how can i afford this?
6 years ago