Twins and Multiples

  • How do you get pregnant with twins or more?

    Are you curious about the different types of multiples, why more are becoming pregnant with twins or more today, and your own twin "risk factors"? Learn how you become pregnant with twins or higher orders of multiples!

  • Earlier Birth Best for Twins, Study Suggests

    You're pregnant with twins. If you're like many moms-to-be, you're hoping to keep them baking until the perfect time for birth. A new study, released by the University of Adelaide, suggests the optimal time might be sooner than you think.

  • Nontuplets Are Non-Existent -- Woman's Pregnancy a Lie

    A woman in Mexico lies about being pregnant with nontuplets after giving birth to triplets, which is also untrue. Why did she do it?

  • Twin Fetal Development Overview

    Congratulations, you're having twins! Here's what you need to know about your twins fetal development.

  • I am so Excited I'm pregnant and ready for my first!!

    I am so excited about having a baby. I once was pregnant before this and had a miscarriage. I was in pain and had to go through the miscarriage naturally.

  • My angels_twins

    the moment i discover i was pregnant me and my hubby fell excited ti our coming precious ones.

  • Enlarged Uterus But Negative Pregnancy Test

    My last period was almost seven weeks ago but I have had negative pregnancy tests. I feel like my uterus is enlarged. Is this serious and should I have it checked out?

  • Larger Uterus Than Expected

    QUESTION

    Hello!
    I am 11 weeks pregnant and had my first doctor appointment this morning. Upon feeling the size of my uterus, my doctor asked me if I was sure about the date of my last menstrual period because my uterus is roughly 2 weeks bigger than it should be.

  • One Baby, One Sac - Twins?

    QUESTION

    Hi,

    I went for my first scan at 7 weeks; it turns out I was 6 weeks 4 days. I had a vaginal scan were there was one baby and one sac. The baby was healthy with a good heartbeat. I had bleeding and had to go to ER. The bleeding wasn't bad but went to get checked out to be on the safe side.

  • Twins: Double the Trouble!

    It was a big shock when I found out I had two babies growing in me at the same time. I didn't know what to expect of the pregnancy, delivery, and oh my gosh how was I going to take care of two babies? No one can truly prepare you for twins but I am going to try to help.

  • Could I Expect Twins This Ultrasound?

    QUESTION

    I went for an ultrasound at 5 weeks and 4 days (baby A's measurements). Baby B was 5 weeks 2 days. All that was showing on the u/s (trans vaginal) were the 2 sacs -- no yolks, poles or hb's which the technician said is very normal for that early on.

  • Partner Support During Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, the most important thing is having support. Anai Rhoads shares ideas for partner support both during and after pregnancy.

  • Earlier Birth Best for Twins, Study Suggests

    You're pregnant with twins. If you're like many moms-to-be, you're hoping to keep them baking until the perfect time for birth. A new study, released by the University of Adelaide, suggests the optimal time might be sooner than you think.

  • Tummy measuring bigger than normal

    I went in for my 24 week check up last week and when my ob/gyn measured my tummy it measured in at 29 weeks. This is my second pregancy and my first pregnancy was naturally conceived faternal twins. I have had five ultrasounds and they all show one baby at normal size, but it has been feeling like twins since my fourth month. However, I've never been pregnant with just one so I don't know if what I am feeling is normal for one.

  • Larger Uterus Than Expected

    QUESTION

    Hello!
    I am 11 weeks pregnant and had my first doctor appointment this morning. Upon feeling the size of my uterus, my doctor asked me if I was sure about the date of my last menstrual period because my uterus is roughly 2 weeks bigger than it should be.

  • Hello baby, goodbye highschool

    My Highschool life was a blur. an enjoyable and slightly too fast blur. I am the baby of my family so i walked in the rather large foot prints of my siblings. My sister Kate Is very pretty and very determined. if she wanted it she would work until she got it. Varsity Volley MVP and captain, choir star, and soccer allstar. along with student body president, homecomming queen AND prom queen. she was also a high honoroll student. our brother Will played football and was noticed by all the girls. he was like by all the teachers and basically owned the school. I didnt do so badly my self.

  • Before Hiring a Midwife

    Before you hire a midwife, be sure to interview several carefully. Take your time reviewing their history, call up their references, have a list of questions handy, research the legal issues in your state and ask the midwife for proof of her certification.

  • Twins are Different Sizes

    QUESTION

    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.

  • Baby Bargains: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Save Big Bucks on Baby Gear

    You've no doubt seen all the scary statistics on the costs of raising children -- numbers that may very well have you second-guessing your decision to toss your birth control pills in the trash! Starting a family doesn't have to lead to financial ruin. There are plenty of practical steps you can take to minimize the impact on your family's budget. Here are a few ideas.