Twin Pregnancy Complication

A twin pregnancy increases the complications for both the mother and fetus. Some of the possible complications include preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, vaginal bleeding, severe morning sickness, premature labor, and postpartum depression.

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What are the complications of twin pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law is 3 months pregnant. Three days ago, during her antenatal scan, we came to know that it is a monozygotic twin pregnancy. We have a few questions. How to know that it is not a conjoined twin? I have attached the scan reports. Please let us know whether the growth is fine....  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, my hearty congratulations for twin pregnancy. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are perfectly fine. There are no signs of conjoined twins. NT (nuchal translucency) is normal and both nasal bones are seen. He...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my urine had an orange discharge with beige solid pieces. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query regarding a possible miscarriage. I am five weeks pregnant and I woke up with abdominal pain and found a discharge in my urine that looks like small pieces of solids (beige color with a fluid inside) and with small pieces of what looks like tissue. There was no blood an...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, this is the effect of the medicine. The discharge normally increases during pregnancy. And, if you are using vaginal suppositories, it may be because of staining. If the ultrasound shows everything is normal, then do not worry as your beta hCG (human ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of survival of premature twins born at 25 weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I prematurely gave birth to twins on the 18th at 25 weeks and two days. The reason behind it was told to me that my regular gynecologist did not put some closure on my uterus to avoid premature birth, which is a common issue in twins. Mine was a normal delivery. My boy was born at 865 g ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Both your babies are extremely premature as well as extremely low birth weight. The main complication that arises is due to incomplete development of lung. So, immediate surfactant therapy and oxygen support would be required. The next common complication is sepsis....  Read Full »

How to manage morning sickness during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am around 8 to 9 weeks pregnant and really struggling with morning sickness. I have not been able to keep anything down for nearly a week now. I constantly feel queasy. I have tried just plain foods and every old wives tale known to man. Nothing seems to be helping and it is really ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharmila Naik

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Take your prenatal and Folic acid tablet. Get a thyroid profile done and other blood tests like a complete blood count and sugar levels. You should eat only what you feel like and what you can sustain like fruits, a dry toast with butter or jam bread. You can have ...  Read Full »

One of the twins got miscarried. Are my reports worrying?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. 19 weeks and four days pregnant. My LMP was four months ago. Two months back, I had slight bleeding and passing of some brown tissue. I had a scan and the report showed an empty sac with bleeding and no cardiac activity. Another sac was also present with cardiac act...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? What you had, in the beginning, was a vanishing twin syndrome. The healthier of the twin survived. The baby which disappeared mostly had some genetic problem, which was not compatible with life. The brown discharge you had was implantation blood. ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant with di-di twins and have bulge in uterus. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, An ultrasound at 14 weeks gestation revealed that I am expecting di-di twins. Heart beats were 150 and 145. For the past two weeks I have only felt flutters on the left side of my uterus. I also mostly feel a bulge on the left side of my uterus. Is that normal or is there something wr...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Twin pregnancy is itself more tiring physically as compared to a singleton pregnancy. It is your early second trimester. Have a check on cramps, any vaginal discharge or pain from back to move on to the front, at lower back. If these cramps severe with or without any di...  Read Full »

What are the diet restrictions for gestational diabetes?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, My wife is 22 weeks pregnant. It is a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy. Her fasting sugar level is 6.9. The doctor suggested taking insulin injection. Is it safe to take insulin during pregnancy? Could you suggest some tips to follow or any diet recommendations, please? Also, we ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Insulin is safe in pregnancy, but I need some clarification with respect to the fasting blood sugar values. If it is 69 mg%, then it is normal. I would like to see her blood sugar reports of the tests which were done previously or the result of the glucose tolerance te...  Read Full »

I am 42. Can I conceive twins without any risks?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 42 year old woman. Can I still conceive? Also, can I conceive twins without any risks?  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? As per your history, the only risk factor is your age. Let me explain, if I may. Every lady is born with a fixed number of eggs in her ovaries. As her age advances, every month she keeps ovulating out or expelling these eggs. The healthiest ones are ...  Read Full »

Which of my twins have a better chance of surviving?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently delivered twins, both weighing 2.2 kg. One of them was preterm and the other had IUGR. Now, I am concerned. Which of them have a better chance to survive?  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? I feel the preterm baby has a better chance. Both the babies are of the same age and weight. If only one baby has IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction), then it should be having some anomaly, organ problem or selective problem in some blood vessels ...  Read Full »

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