Having one baby is cause enough for a new or even an experienced mom to worry. But the worry only multiplies at hearing you're carrying multiples. So, after you've had a moment to freak out or pick your partner up off the floor, now is the time to get serious and start asking the right questions to get your pregnancy off to a great start.
I am almost 32 years old. My first pregnancy ended with a D&C on due to a blighted ovum.
I conceived approximately 2-3 weeks later. My first set of levels revealed high progesterone and an HcG of 46. I had the HCG re-taken five days later and it rose to 851.
Since I'd had a previous miscarriage and was not having a regular menstrual period prior to conceiving, my OB/GYN brought me in for an early sonogram. It which showed 3 gestational sacs measuring 5 weeks.
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.
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.