Ten Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Twin Pregnancy

Finding out that you are carrying twins brings a whole new set of questions for pregnant women. Ask your doctor or medical caregiver these important questions about pregnancy with twins.

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Some twins share a single placenta. Other twins have dual placentas. Why does it matter? Your medical care may differ depending on the situation.

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As the birth rate for twins rises, twins have become more commonplace and medical caregivers have become more experienced in handling twin pregancies and deliveries. However, because a twin pregnancy is inherently more high risk than a singleton pregnancy, some cases may require more specialized care. Your doctor will help you determine whether your situation requires the expertise of a specialist.

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Typically, twins are born earlier than singletons. In 2006, for example, the National Vital Statistics Report reported that sixty percent of twins were born preterm before thirty-seven weeks gestation. Some doctors prefer to deliver twins and multiples before the pregnancy progresses past thirty-nine or forty weeks while others opt to let the pregnancy follow its course. It's important to discuss this issue with your doctor and determine her philosophy about late-term twin pregnancy.

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Is it okay for me to exercise?

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What is your c-section rate for twin deliveries?

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What do you differently for twin pregnancy?

More frequent monitoring, more frequent office visits, amnio, etc.

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How can I give my babies optimum nutrition?

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