Quiz: Could You Be Having Twins (or More)?

Is it twins? Assess your chances of having twins

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Are you having twins? If you are pregnant, you may wonder if there could be more than one baby. It happens to nearly every woman during her pregnancy. Some sign or indication causes her to pause and ponder, "Is it twins? Could I be having twins? Or MORE?" Perhaps you have some reason to believe you're having twins or multiples, such as enhanced symptoms, a family history, or fertility treatment. Or maybe you just have a sneaking suspicion that something is different.

Either way, this quiz will help you assess your chances. Answer a few questions about your history and your symptoms to gauge how closely your situation aligns with some of the common factors that contribute to twinning. 

There are many factors that increase the odds of having twins. For some women, a family history can indicate a genetic predisposition towards hyperovulation, a condition that can result in the conception of fraternal twins. For others, suspicious symptoms provide clues to the presence of multiple babies. Have you experienced extreme morning sickness or accelerated weight gain? Or have you felt quickening, or fetal movement, earlier than expected, perhaps as early as the first trimester? While these are not necessarily signs of twins, some women who have had twins do experience them. At the same time, many mothers of multiples did not experience anything out of the ordinary.

Check out this poll about twin pregnancy symptoms. As you click the see the results, you will see that no one single symptom stands out as a major predictor of a twin pregnancy. 

Regardless of the outcome of your quiz, if you do suspect that you are pregnant with twins, it is very important to obtain proper medical care.

Multiple pregnancies carry additional risks and sometimes requires treatment by a specialist. An ultrasound scan is the only way to definitively confirm the presence of twins. 

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