Twin pregnancy is when a woman carries two babies in her womb. Two babies are called twins, three babies, are called triplets and so on. Undergoing fertility treatments increases the chances of having a twin pregnancy. Multiple pregnancies are associated with a higher risk of premature birth, hypertension and Cesarean delivery or pregnancy complications.
At Gargash Hospital, we offer superior multiple pregnancy care in Dubai to minimize complications and increase the chances of positive outcomes.
Twin pregnancy doesn't always mean that there will be complications. The twin pregnancy clinic at Gargash Hospital lead by Fetal medicine specialist offers personalized pregnancy care to manage risk factors and ensure safe delivery.
Our consultant team of experienced obstetricians provides special care throughout the pregnancy to reduce complications that arise during multiple pregnancies. Through prenatal care, we ensure the mother and baby stay healthy and identify any issues early on.
One-on-one counseling sessions at our twin clinic in Dubai are designed to help women effectively manage multiple pregnancies in the most optimal way.
As an increasing number of women rely on assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF (In vitro fertilization), for conceiving a child, the chances of having multiple pregnancies are also higher.
When two eggs are fertilized and form two embryos, the twins are called fraternal and each has its own placenta(Dichorionic). If one fertilized egg divides into two, they are called identical twins and are always of the same gender, sharing the same placenta(Monochorionic). The later type is associated with higher risk
The most reliable method to confirm whether you are pregnant with multiple babies is through an ultrasound exam. This is typically performed between six and eight weeks of pregnancy, during which the doctors examine the uterus to confirm the number of babies and assess fetal growth. Women with twin pregnancies experience similar symptoms to those of women carrying a single fetus. Some of the symptoms include:
If you are pregnant with twins, you are likely to have a cesarean birth (c-section). In cases without complications, vaginal delivery is also possible
Fertility treatments such as IVF can result in twin pregnancies. Additionally, a personal history of twin pregnancies also increases the likelihood of having twins.
Intake of Folic acid is extremely important during pregnancy to prevent some serious birth defects. If you are pregnant with twins, your doctor will advise you to take folic acid. Women planning to conceive should also take folic acid to increase the chances of pregnancy.
Since there are two babies, there could be two placentas and more amniotic fluid. Additionally, twin pregnancies require more calories, resulting in more weight gain than in a single pregnancy.