Multiples and Twins Directory
If you give birth to twins, triplets, or more, it is called a multiple birth. Multiple births have become much more common in recent years with the increasing popularity of fertility treatments such as vitro fertilization (IVF). Pregnant women over 30 are also more likely to give birth to multiples. A multiple pregnancy raises the risk of pregnancy-related complications, such as preeclampsia, premature delivery, and low birth weight. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of pregnancy with multiples, the possible complications, and much more.
11 Things You Didn't know About Twin Pregnancies
If you are expecting twins and don't know what to expect, you are not alone. Here's some advice from experts about what's in store for you and your twins.
Life With Twins: Maureen Downey's Story
Maureen Downey and her husband, Bo Emerson, conceived twins Rebecca and Joey with help from IVF 10 years ago.
Twins in Demand Through IVF?
Forget "Octo Mom." The hot debate among in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients and their doctors isn't about having lots of babies at once. It's about trying for twins.
How Are the Quaid Twins Doing?
With more recent horrifying headlines about heparin drug errors harming children—and even, tragically taking the lives of two babies at a Texas hospital—WebMD recently sat down with Dennis and Kimberly Quaid.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Twin-to-Twin “Transfusion”
Twin-to-twin “transfusion”. Twins who develop with some form of common circulation in utero may show a temporary difference of cutaneous color related to oddities of hemodynamics. In the figure, one sees twin neonates, of whom the one on the right is uniformly and abnormally erythematous, whereas the other is abnormally pallid. The one looks plethoric, the other, anemic. In the course of time, restoration of normal blood counts and color will develop in both.