Multiple Births

Surprise, you’re expecting twins…

6 November 2012 | 11:44 am
Surprise twins

“And that’s the second heartbeat…” “The second what?!?!” Finding out you’re expecting twins or even more multiples can be an emotional roller coaster. You literally feel the entire spectrum of emotions: excitement, worry, anxiety, luck, shock and premature exhaustion to name a few. Irregardless, having twins is an incredible experience and if you’re expecting more […]

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Possible complications of multiple births

16 July 2012 | 11:39 am

Multiple births are usually considered high-risk pregnancies, but this doesn’t mean your pregnancy will be unenjoyable. However, we have a compiled a list of the possible complications you may expect so that you can speak with your physician about all of the steps you can take to lower your risks and enjoy a healthy pregnancy. […]

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Am I pregnant with multiples?

16 July 2012 | 11:38 am

Determining whether your pregnant with multiples is not easy, but with medical technology today it is a lot easier than before. Let’s put it this way, our mothers’ generation had a lot more surprises at birth than we do now! Most multiple births are not noticeable during the first trimester. This is because your body […]

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Identical twins

16 July 2012 | 11:38 am

Identical twins result from a pregnancy in which a single egg divides into two embryos after fertilisation. This means the two babies in your womb share a placenta and an amniotic sac, though some cases of multiple placentas have been reported. The egg usually divides between the first two and eight days after fertilisation, but […]

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Fraternal twins

16 July 2012 | 11:37 am

Fraternal twins result from a pregnancy in which two eggs are fertilised during conception. Two eggs means that each baby will have its own placenta and its own amniotic sac. This lowers the risks of the possible complications associated with fetuses who share these two important lifelines during pregnancy. Fraternal twins are the most common […]

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Triplets and more

16 July 2012 | 11:37 am

Though fraternal twins and identical twins are the most frequently occurring multiple births, triplets, quadruplets and even octuplets are also possibilities. The occurrence of such multiple births have greatly increased with the rise in fertility treatments. Triplets result from pregnancies in which one, two or three eggs are fertilised. This means either one egg is […]

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Multiple Births

16 July 2012 | 11:37 am

Multiple births, which include twins, triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets…(you get the idea), are becoming increasingly more common in pregnancies across the world. Several causes have been identified for this increase in multiple births, but most medical professionals agree that the main reason is that many women are waiting until their 30s to have babies. Women in […]

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