Different Fetal Weights In Multiple Pregnancies?

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r nI want to ask r n r nMy twin pregnancy yesterday was the type of twin pregnancy? r n r n2 bag r n1 placenta r n Gender differences r n r nThe problem I searched the internet, read and read, found r n r nWeight that is different from 2.8 and 2.3, is it included in the Twin to twin transfusion syndrome case?

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Twin pregnancy or gemelli is a condition when two babies are contained in one pregnancy. This condition can occur, one of which is supported by hormonal changes that occur with increasing maternal age. The age of the mother who has the possibility of giving birth to twins is in the 30-40 year range. In addition, a family history of multiple pregnancies and women who use IVF are also more likely to have twins.


By type, there are two types of twins, namely:

Identical twins, namely when there is 1 fertilized egg cell 1 sperm cell divides and develops into 2 fetuses. Identical twins will usually have the same face and sex.
Twins are not identical / fraternal, that is, when there are 2 different eggs that are fertilized by 2 different sperm cells. In this condition the fetus will be like a sibling in general and the face and gender can be different.


Meanwhile, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a complication that occurs in 15% of identical twin pregnancies. Because in identical twins, both fetuses will get blood supply from the same placenta. In this condition, there is one baby who has a more blood supply than the other babies and becomes more nutritious and bigger than the other so that it is more at risk of heart problems. Meanwhile, babies who lack nutrition are more at risk of developing anemia and low birth weight. One of the characteristics of the TTTS condition is that one fetus is> 20% lighter than the twin which in your case the difference in weight is still below that.


But to avoid misunderstanding, you should check your pregnancy and ask directly about this condition to an expert, the obstetrician. Meanwhile, keep your pregnancy by eating nutrient-rich foods, consuming pregnancy vitamins and getting adequate rest. We wish you a smooth pregnancy and childbirth.


So, hopefully this is useful.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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