Loss of a Twin in Early Pregnancy

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Experts: 

QUESTION

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

ANSWER

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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