twin pregnancy

twin pregnancy

a pregnancy in which two embryos develop in the uterus at the same time; dizygotic twins are derived from two zygotes that develop from two fertilized oocytes; monozygotic twins are derived from one zygote that develops from a single fertilized oocyte; the zygote divides at an early stage of development to form two embryos.

twin pregnancy

A term of art for the extremely rare coexistence of a normal intrauterine pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). Because management is difficult, such cases should be handled in tertiary care centres, especially if the woman elects to carry the foetus to term. Up to 40% deliver a healthy baby despite the known risks of complications, including pulmonary embolism and pre-eclampsia. Women have little risk of developing persistent GTD after a “twin pregnancy”.
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Neonatal outcomes of twin pregnancy according to the planned mode of delivery.
The major foetal complications in twin pregnancy are prematurity, intrauterine growth retardation, and low birth weight.
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No significant differences were seen in the risk of adverse neonatal outcomes between women with twin pregnancy who underwent planned cesarean delivery and those who underwent planned vaginal delivery.
Patients with twin pregnancy giving birth beyond 24 weeks, were selected by non-probability purposive sampling.
Use of double embryo transfer (DET) has increased, significantly reducing the likelihood of high-order multiple pregnancies associated with ART but producing no change in the twin pregnancy rate (FIGURE).
This report is the first to describe a case of DNA analysis in a twin pregnancy at risk for WAS.
A spokesman said it was difficult to identify a twin pregnancy by scan before 14 or 15 weeks.
Tracey McKeown, 28, discovered her second twin pregnancy only last Monday when she went to her doctor with pains.
One of the major clinical concerns with any twin pregnancy is the prevention of preterm birth and, by extension, the identification of those women with twins who, within this broader high-risk category, are at greatest risk for preterm birth.
hPL mRNA was first positively detected at 6 weeks of gestation for the twin pregnancy. For the singleton pregnancies, hPL mRNA was first detected at 4 weeks in 2 cases, at 6 and 7 weeks in 1 case each, and at 8 weeks in 3 cases.