Dr. Barbara Luke, an MPH, reproductive epidemiologist, nurse, nutritionist, and author of a book on expecting twins, joined Dr. Fox to discuss prenatal nutrition in twin pregnancies. “For me, prenatal nutrition is the most preventive medicine you could do,” said Dr. Luke. In this blog, we discuss her professional background, research, findings, and more. Healthful
Congratulations, you’re having twins! How cool is it that you get to bring not just one new life into the world, but two? Pregnancy, whether you are expecting multiples or a singleton, can seem like a daunting experience, especially when you think about all the doctor’s appointments, lifestyle changes, and supplies that you need to
Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women and a twin pregnancy can bring even more excitement and nervousness. One of the most common questions we get from parents is when they can expect to hear heartbeats in twin pregnancies. How Early Can a Fetal Heartbeat Be Detected? A baby’s heart starts to develop between
Many women with twin pregnancies will undergo cesarean delivery. In the US, approximately 75% of all twin births are born via cesarean delivery. However, with the use of breech extraction of the second twin, more twins can be delivered vaginally, and safely. In the setting of a breech (bottom first) or transverse presenting first twin,
With advances in assisted reproductive technology including In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg donation, women are now able to conceive well into their 40’s and 50’s. However, uncertainty exists regarding the safety of these pregnancies for women and their newborns. Additionally, twin pregnancy is a common result of IVF, and all twin pregnancies are higher-risk pregnancies.
The birthrate for twins has increased substantially in this country over the past 35 years. Doctors are trying to find ways to improve outcomes for women with twin pregnancies. Dr. Nathan Fox, father of twins himself, discusses management of twins, as well as recent research on twin pregnancies published along with his colleagues at Maternal