What are the common complications when you're carrying twins or more? Find out!
Having a pregnancy with one baby causes enough changes in your life -- not to mention your body. It's hard to imagine adding one, or two, or even more to the mix.
Your baby will develop inside your uterus with the help of a fetal life-support system composed of the placenta, the umbilical cord, and the amniotic sac filled with amniotic fluid.
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
As any mother of multiples will tell you, it's more than twice the work. Expectant mothers of multiples want to know whether twins means twice the gear. The answer, from our Pregnancy.org mothers of multiples, is that it doesn't have to be. You don't really need two of everything, just enough of all the right things.
Due to special situations like high blood pressure, premature rupture of membranes, twins or triplets, your provider may decide to order a non-stress test (NST). An NST monitors a baby's health by showing his/her baseline heart rate and also any increases in the heart rate due to movement. It's an easy, painless, non-invasive test that allows your providers to monitor baby's well being in the womb.
A twin or triplet pregnancy is many times referred to as a "multiple gestation," this simply means more than one baby is born to a mother. Twins pregnancies occur more often than you might expect. In fact, approximately 2% of all pregnancies produce twins.
This page discusses in detail all of the potential problems fertility drugs may cause.
Today is November 15th, and I found out that I am pregnant with my fourth baby. I am not sure how far along I am, or even when I am due. I just know that I have a baby growing inside me and that my HCG levels are 84.
I went to my new OB today for my first prenatal appointment. Things went very well. I am very impressed with her and already like her a lot.