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Why do multiples occur?

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Multiple pregnancies occur when either more than one egg is released for fertilisation, or when one egg is fertilised and subsequently splits. In identical multiples, the egg splits shortly after fertilisation (within 2 weeks). Identical triplets and higher order multiples occur when one or more of these eggs splits again.  Identicals will be of the same […]

TTTS – Twin to twin transfusion syndrome – What is it ?

What is Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)? Also sometimes known as ‘FFTS’ (Feto-Fetal Transfusion Syndrome), and as ‘TOPS’ (Twin Oligohydramnios-Polyhydramnios Sequence), TTTS is a disease of identical twin fetuses caused by abnormal connecting blood vessels in the twins’ placenta, resulting in an imbalanced flow of blood from one twin to another. The implications of […]

What you need for starters

by Sharon Driver  There are truckloads of stuff you could buy, but what do you really need ? Twin mum Sharon Driver delved into the equipment pile to come up with a list of the tried’s and trusted’s that hopefully aren’t going to end up in the loft with your Dad’s LP’s…   TRANSPORT:  Double […]