Pregnancy Complications

Twins are Different Sizes

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Dear Midwife,
I found out via ultrasound on October 28th that I am pregnant with identical twins (in the same sack). On 10/28, the larger twin (twin A) was measuring 5 weeks 6 days with a faint heartbeat. Twin B was smaller (I don't know how much smaller), and no heartbeat was detectable. 5 days later, on November 2, I had a follow-up ultrasound b/c of bleeding. Twin A is now measuring 7 weeks 4 days, and twin B is measuring between 5 weeks 6 days and 6 weeks 1 day. No heartbeat for twin B yet.

Metanex Preventing Miscarriage?

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Dear Midwife,
Three years ago I got pregnant and then miscarried at 6 weeks. There was a lot of blood and a lot of cramping. When I went in to the doctor, he was very good about helping me through the ordeal and because of my father's medical history, decided to run some blood tests. I was diagnosed with MTHFR and prescribed Metanex. In September of that year, I became pregnant again and now have a beautiful boy that I love dearly.

Pregnancy With IUD Embedded

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Dear Midwife,
I am almost seven weeks pregnant and have an IUD embedded in my cervix. What should be my concerns?

I know the Dr. mention that I might have to have my first c-section ever. I am worried that the IUD will effect how the cervix closes. What are the risks?

I meet with the doctor again on Friday. I have been having non-stop doctor visits and ultrasounds. Is this a big problem? What happens if I go into labor with the IUD embedded in the cervix?

They have tried to remove it and it wouldn't come out. I am going out of my mind.

Cervical Pregnancy

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Dear Midwife,
I had a very rare cervical pregnancy at 6 weeks. It was my second pregnancy, first was perfectly fine. No history of miscarriages. I was admitted into the hospital and had potassium chloride injected into the gestational sac to stop the heartbeat of the fetus. I have been having methotrexate injections and 4 days after receiving the KCL I had to have methotrexate injected in the remaining tissue still dividing. Today my hCg levels decreased from 21000 to 17000, I will be monitored to make sure they get back to zero. I had 5 doses (63 mg) of methotrexate.

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