Twins and Multiples Directory
A woman has a multiple pregnancy if she's carrying more than one baby in her uterus. Causes of multiple pregnancy may be pure chance, heredity, older age at pregnancy, or the result of fertility treatments. Risks of multiple pregnancies include preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature delivery, and miscarriage. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how multiples/twins develop, causes of multiple pregnancies, risks of multiple pregnancies, and much more.
What It Costs to Have and Raise Twins
How much should you expect to pay for twins? This article offers a breakdown of costs at different stages of your twins’ lives: birth, first year and through high school. You will also find a sample of baby gear designed for twins.
Risks Linked With Twin Births
Managing risks linked with twin births.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Raising Newborn Twins
Even experienced moms may not know what to expect when they bring home newborn twins. Here’s some expert advice to help you adjust to doing double duty with your newborn twins.
Double the Joy, Double the Jitters
If having one baby creates an emotional rollercoaster of joy, anticipation, and fear, then having twins quite literally doubles those feelings.
Life With Twins: Amanda Gifford's Story
Amanda Gifford and her husband, Kenneth, are the parents of 9-month-old twins Ethan and Abigail, who were conceived the second time the couple tried IVF and were born eight weeks premature.
Dennis Quaid Fights Medical Errors
Actor Dennis Quaid on medical errors – and life with twins.
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.