Loss of a Twin in Early Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
Is it possible to be pregnant with twins and lose only one of them?


Yes, at any gestation, which is why we watch twins so closely.

I have known many "surviving twins," and one case where there were in vitro triplets that went to a (successful) twin gestation at about 8 weeks (without bleeding).

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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