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Monochorionic Monoamniotic Twins?

The doctor isn't seeing a dividing line between the twins. What does that mean?


The doctor isn't seeing a dividing line between the twins. What does that mean?

The Bump Expert

Some twins learn to share at a very young age. The majority of identical twins will share the same placenta but have separate amniotic sacs (monochorionic diamniotic), although a smaller percentage of identicals have their own of each one (dichorionic diamniotic). When there’s sharing involved, there’s a higher risk of complications, so you’ll likely be getting some extra attention from your doctor, and will almost definitely be referred to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. One serious potential complication is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, where one twin gets too much blood and nutrients while the other doesn’t get enough. It’s still a relatively rare occurrence, but if your twins are sharing a placenta, let’s just say you’ll become very familiar with the magazines in her waiting room.

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Monochorionic Monoamniotic Twins?

I am currently 30 weeks but unfortunately at 18 baby A had no heart beat. The doctor told me to go home and wait for baby B to die too, she gave me no hopes nor explanations. I have been praying and scared since that day. Thanks God I'm currently 30 wks but I'm really scared. The doctors hardly see me even though I was told from the beginning this was a high risk pregnancy. I'm 41 and my 3 other children were also high risk.

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