Twins and Multiples

Do I Require More Calcium When Pregnant with Twins?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


Dear Nutritionist,
Hi I was just wondering if I should be taking more calcium than I am while pregnant with twins?

I take 120mg in my blackmores pregnancy tablets and,
600mg worth of caltrate.

I don't really have much milk, but I do eat a fair amount of cheese.

What level do I need to reach when pregnant with twins and should I take more calcium supplements to get there as I do not really like dairy products or is there something else I can eat?

Probability of Multiples

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
My maternal grandmother had 3 sets of fraternal twins. My mother is a fraternal twin that gave birth to identical twins. My husband's maternal grandmother had a fraternal set of twins. The male twin had a set of fraternal twins as well.

I am about 5 weeks pregnant with my third pregnancy, I am 38 year old African-American female. I have had extreme nausea for 2 weeks, my breasts are VERY VERY sensitive, and my pants are tight.

Possible Twins At 16wks? Is It Possible?

Jane Foley's picture


Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I'm 16 weeks pregnant. I have had a few ultrasounds and they have only seen one fetus.

Last week I was told that they could see another sac and a shadow but they weren't sure if it was another fetus. Is that possible even though I've had like 4 ultrasounds before?

I also have placenta previa. Do you think maybe that's what they saw.