Identical Twins Go Into Labor at (Almost) the Same Time.
Can twins be pregnant at the same time?
Although two fetuses develop simultaneously in superfetation, they differ in maturity, having been conceived days or even weeks apart. Superfetation is observed in animal reproduction, but it is exceedingly rare in humans.
What should you not do when pregnant with twins?
Drink Alcohol, Use Drugs, or Smoke. Its never advisable to drink alcohol excessively, smoke, or take drugs, whether you are pregnant or not. When you are pregnant, doing so exposes your unborn babies to toxic substances, raising their risk of birth defects and chronic illnesses.
What parent determines twins?
For a given pregnancy, the odds of conceiving fraternal twins are only determined by the mothers genetics, not the fathers. Fraternal twins happen when two eggs are simultaneously fertilised instead of just one.
When should you stop working when pregnant with twins?
Its a good idea to leave a period for rest and relaxation at the end of your pregnancy, and most people whove experienced this recommend stopping work at some time between 28 and 30 weeks.
How do you know if boy or girl twins?
Ultrasound. You can typically find out the sex of your baby via ultrasound. This will be performed between 18 and 20 weeks. The ultrasonographer will look at your babys image on the screen and examine the genitals for different markers that suggest boy or girl.
Do you get more maternity pay for twins?
You can receive Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) from your employer for nine months (39 weeks). Maternity leave is per pregnancy not per child, so unfortunately you get no extra for twins, triplets or more.