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.
• Nausea and vomiting can be more of a problem with twins.
• Higher levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which may trigger morning sickness.
• In the early stages of pregnancy, higher levels of the hormone progesterone can make you feel short of breath. Later on, having two babies pushing up against your diaphragm can also make breathlessness worse.
Later in your pregnancy there is more of a strain on your muscles because you are carrying additional weight, so back pain may be a problem.
Diagnosis of multiple fetuses may be made early in pregnancy. This is especially true if fertility treatments were used. In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnosis may be made by:
• Pregnancy blood testing. Levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) may be quite high with multiple pregnancy.
• Alpha-fetoprotein. Levels of a protein released by the fetal liver and found in the mother's blood may be high when more than 1 fetus is making the protein.
• Ultrasound. A diagnostic imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds can be done with a vaginal transducer, especially in early pregnancy. Or with an abdominal transducer in later pregnancy.
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