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Surprise, you're expecting twins…

“And that’s the second heartbeat...” “The second what?!?!” Finding out you’re expecting twins or even more multiples can be an emotional roller coaster. You literally feel the entire spectrum of emotions: excitement, worry, anxiety, luck, shock and premature exhaustion to name a few. Irregardless, having twins is an incredible experience and if you’re expecting more than one baby double congratulationsare ... Leer Más »

Weight gain during pregnancy

How much weight should you gain during your pregnancy? Pregnancy is often accompanied by an endless series of questions, one of the most popular of these questions is: “How does pregnancy affect my daily diet?” There are those pregnant women who are dreading gaining pregnancy weight and then there are others who are out of this world excited at the ... Leer Más »

Artificial insemination

What is artificial insemination? Artificial insemination is an option used for couples that are unable to conceive. Who is artificial insemination for? Women with ovulation problems. Mild endometrio. Unexplained infertility. If there is a problem with your man's sperm or is he is suffering from erectile dysfunction. Premature ejaculation. If you are suffering from one of the conditions above, then ... Leer Más »

Possible complications of multiple births

Multiple births are usually considered high-risk pregnancies, but this doesn't mean your pregnancy will be unenjoyable. However, we have a compiled a list of the possible complications you may expect so that you can speak with your physician about all of the steps you can take to lower your risks and enjoy a healthy pregnancy. The list may seem a ... Leer Más »

Am I pregnant with multiples?

Determining whether your pregnant with multiples is not easy, but with medical technology today it is a lot easier than before. Let's put it this way, our mothers’ generation had a lot more surprises at birth than we do now! Most multiple births are not noticeable during the first trimester. This is because your body does not experience as much ... Leer Más »

Identical twins

Identical twins result from a pregnancy in which a single egg divides into two embryos after fertilisation. This means the two babies in your womb share a placenta and an amniotic sac, though some cases of multiple placentas have been reported. The egg usually divides between the first two and eight days after fertilisation, but if the division begins after ... Leer Más »

Fraternal twins

Fraternal twins result from a pregnancy in which two eggs are fertilised during conception. Two eggs means that each baby will have its own placenta and its own amniotic sac. This lowers the risks of the possible complications associated with fetuses who share these two important lifelines during pregnancy. Fraternal twins are the most common multiple birth and are influenced ... Leer Más »

Triplets and more

Though fraternal twins and identical twins are the most frequently occurring multiple births, triplets, quadruplets and even octuplets are also possibilities. The occurrence of such multiple births have greatly increased with the rise in fertility treatments. Triplets result from pregnancies in which one, two or three eggs are fertilised. This means either one egg is fertilised and divides into three ... Leer Más »

Multiple Births

Multiple births, which include twins, triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets...(you get the idea), are becoming increasingly more common in pregnancies across the world. Several causes have been identified for this increase in multiple births, but most medical professionals agree that the main reason is that many women are waiting until their 30s to have babies. Women in their 30s are more likely ... Leer Más »