Are multiple pregnancies riskier than single pregnancies? What are the chances that I'll deliver prematurely? What are the risks of premature birth? What are other potential complications of having ...
Upside: Detailed article on complications associated with multiples and what to expect
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There are some complications that are more common in a multiples pregnancy. Of all multiples, twins normally face the fewest medical problems and complications. Each additional baby a woman carries ...
Upside: Very good overview article on delivery complications for multiples with helpful links
Twins are two offspring resulting from the same pregnancy, either of the same or opposite sex. The general term for more than one offspring from the same pregnancy is multiples, for example triplets ...
Upside: Excellent user-compiled detail on twins including types, complications and statistics
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The relationship between the placenta and the umbilical cord is very important, and abnormal relationships can be hazardous for the fetus. The placenta is a disc, the the umbilical cord normal ...
Upside: Very good information on velamentous cord insertion and vasa previa with helpful graphics
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Interactive Week by week overview for twin pregnancies with photos. Showing what your unborn babies looks like in weeks 36-40
Upside: Detailed explanation for Weeks 36-40 for twins with details on mother changes, baby development, 3D pictures, community comments
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Over the past two decades, there's been a phenomenal rise in the number of multiple births in the United States. Between 1980 and 2004, the number of twin births increased by 70% and the number of ...
Upside: Very good overview on what to expect when having multiples
Most people are intrigued with the idea that humans are capable of carrying more than one baby through a pregnancy.
Upside: Detailed information on mother's weight gain and development size for twins by month
Eating properly, getting enough rest, and making regular trips to the doctor are critical measures for any expectant mother to stay healthy.
Upside: Article with advice on maintaining healthy development during pregnancy with multiples
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In fact, multiples are often born prematurely (before 37 weeks' gestation). "For every additional baby inside the womb, you can deduct three and a half weeks off of your due date,"
Upside: Informative article on when most twins are born
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