Article : Twins Pregnancy
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Indicators for Twins Preganancy:

 

Pregnancy is a wonderful and an exciting experience for the females. This experience is full of surprises and it can be even more exciting when the mothers find that they are expecting twins or multiple pregnancies. There are several indicators that suggest multiple pregnancies.

Indicators for Twins Preganancy:

Among several methods to find out whether you are expecting twins or not, the best way is by an ultrasound. It is the most reliable way as it can identify more than one embryo. To get more accurate results it is better to have ultrasound at the 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. You can have ultrasound in third week of pregnancy but it may not give the accurate results. Other ways for identification is the HCG tests. HCG is the hormone that is produced in the body of the expecting female. So, in the case of twins a higher level of HCG hormone is produced as compared to single pregnancy cases.

Doppler heartbeat count is another system that monitors the heartbeat sound of the fetus. If you consult a good doctor, then the doctor will be able to hear the heartbeat of the other fetus. This is a little inefficient way as the second heartbeat can be that of the mother or some background noise. Moreover, your doctor may even measure the area above the pubic bone to uterus. If the area is more than that of the normal pregnancy then there is more than one fetus. This is known as determining the gestational age.

Other factors include excessive tiredness (as you may not be having diet according to the requirement) or extreme morning sickness. However, these symptoms can be misleading because you may feel tired after a lot of work or stress. But if you feel extremely tired even after doing nothing, then it can be one of the indications. If having twins is common in your family’s history then chances are more than fair for you to be having twins. It is, however, not proven scientifically and it can just be an intuition by the older members of your family. Not only that there is another test i.e. AFP test. AFP test is performed to find out if there any defect that a child may suffer during birth. Twin pregnancy may produce a high AFP results. Higher alpha fetoprotein test usually suggests positive results.

Furthermore, your abdomen will be bigger compared to any single pregnancy during the various stages of the pregnancy. Another factor can be excessive weight gain. This weight gain can be due to over eating but if you are eating a regular diet and still your wait is more than normal then you may be expecting twins. You may even experience regular and early baby movements. However, there can be exceptions. Your other tests and symptoms may suggest single pregnancy but after ultrasound you may find out that you are having multiple pregnancies. There is nothing to worry about, after the tests conducted by the doctor or through ultrasound, you will find out whether you are expecting twins or not.

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