You might be wondering if you are carrying twins if you have pretty early and noticeable pregnancy symptoms, including exhaustion, emotional ups and downs, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
If you have undergone infertility treatment, particularly if you have had more than one embryo transferred, or if you have taken certain fertility medications to aid in your pregnancy, you might also assume that you are expecting twins.
An ultrasound scan is the only reliable technique to determine whether you are carrying twins or additional twins.
The ideal gestational period for this ultrasonography is between 10 and 12 weeks. Your doctor should be able to give you an exact count of the fetuses, placentas, and amniotic sacs at this point.
You can determine if you have fraternal or identical twins using this information. Additionally, this information will assist in recommending appropriate prenatal care to your healthcare providers.
Hormone tests cannot confirm twin pregnancies cannot be verified by hormone tests.
Health professionals typically advise specialist prenatal care for twin pregnancies because they can be more challenging than singleton pregnancies. Regular obstetrician and midwife appointments at the twin hospital are part of specialized prenatal care.
Professionals who provide antenatal care can identify issues early, allowing for prompt treatment.
In addition, medical professionals typically advise against giving birth at home or in a maternity hospital. Hospitals have the resources to handle any issues that may arise from carrying multiple pregnancies, like premature births.
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