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Multiple Pregnancies

Cases with more than one baby are called as “multiple pregnancy”. Risk of miscarriage and preterm delivery increases for multiple pregnancy. In multiple pregnancy, diseases such as preeclampsia, diabetes are observed in the mother more. In addition to this, assisted reproductive techniques and drugs increase the possibility of multiple pregnancy. Multiple pregnancy is followed more frequently and carefully. 

Twin pregnancy is observed more. Twins are generally seen in monozygotic or dizygotic twin. Monozygotic twin occurs by leaving the fertilized egg and turning into 2 fetuses. Both babies have the similar genetic features. Babies are exactly similar and have the same sex. Dizygotic twin occurs by separate fertilization of two eggs by two different sperms.  One of dizygotic twin may be girl, both of them may be boys one of them may be girl or boy. They don’t resemble each other exactly genetically. 

More than one baby for the mother increases the risk of some problems due to pregnancy. As the number of baby increases, the risk of complication in pregnancy increases.

The frequent problems in the multiple-pregnancy are pre-term delivery and preeclampsia. In addition to this, transfusion syndrome from twin to twin, vanishing twin syndrome and conjoined twins (Siamese Twins) even very rarely may be observed.