multiple births

Surprise twins

Surprise, you’re expecting 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 […]

Questions from pregnant women

Weight gain during pregnancy

Pregnancy is often accompanied by an endless series of questions, one of the most popular of these questions is: “How does pregnancy affect my daily diet?” There are those pregnant women who are dreading gaining pregnancy weight and then there are others who are out of this world excited at the prospect of being able […]

Breech births

Breech births are births in which your baby is born in the breech or bottom-down position, that means her bottom or feet will come out first instead of her head. About 25% of all babies will be in the breech position when their mother is 32 weeks pregnant, by week 40 of pregnancy only 3% […]

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PPH risk factors

There are several risk factors for PPH, but these risk factors tend to be few and far between. Below is a list of the possible risk factorsjust so you can get an idea. antepartum haemorrhage placenta previa multiple pregnancy pre-eclampsia nulliparity a previous PPH maternal obesity Asian ethnic origin C-sections (planned and emergency, though emergency […]

Artificial insemination

Artificial insemination

What is artificial insemination? Artificial insemination is an option used for couples that are unable to conceive. Who is artificial insemination for? Women with ovulation problems. Mild endometrio. Unexplained infertility. If there is a problem with your man’s sperm or is he is suffering from erectile dysfunction. Premature ejaculation. If you are suffering from one […]

Possible complications of multiple births

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. […]

Am I pregnant with multiples?

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 […]

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 […]

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