Twin To Twin Transfusion

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Connie - November 18

I found out that I was pregnant with twins about 6 weeks ago. I went in for my 2nd ultrasound and they discovered that there was only 1 baby in there now. Where did it go? The doc said that the surviving twin absorbed the other twin. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?

 

E - November 18

This is known as "Vanishing Twin Syndrome". If you do a google, there will be many links for you to check out. Sorry to hear that this happened.

 

lilmama - November 21

I have never heard of such a thing that is so weird. I'm sorry for you and I hope everything works out ok with the surviving twin

 

Christine - November 22

I have heard of it but dont know anything about it...do the search and talk to your midwife...thats why we pay them so generously...good luck and sorry to hear that that happened...

 

information for you - November 22

One of the fetuses in a twin pregnancy spontaneously aborts, usually during the first trimester; the fetal tissue is absorbed by the other twin, the placenta, or the mother, thus giving the appearance that the twin "vanished." Scientists have confirmed that the number of twin conceptions greatly outnumbers the number of actual twin births. Some estimates offer that 1 in 8 people started life as a twin, while in reality only 1 in 70 actually are a twin. In "Having Twins," author Elizabeth Noble claims that 80% of twin pregnancies result in the loss of one or both babies. Other studies predict that Vanishing Twin Syndrome occurs in 21 - 30% of all multiple pregnancies in the United States. It is estimated that Vanishing Twin Syndrome will play a role in 50% of a__sisted ovulation pregnancies.

 

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