identical twins

Identical twins

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 […]

Fraternal twins

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 […]

Triplets and more

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 […]

Multiple Births

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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