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question on twins....

when twins are born are they always born sooner than needed? and are they always smaller than average?? if yes, do they ALWAYS need immediate medical attention and if yes on that, what kind of medical attention do they need??


Asked by KelsoBabeyy at 5:22 PM on Jul. 7, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • not all twins are born small, i know this one lady who had twins and they both weighed a lil over 6lbs. which is a normal weight for just one child. some babies, in general, could've been deprived of oxygen some how and need that. and some twin, if your healthy and nothing is wrong with the babies, are born right around the due date. if you took the option of C-section then they'll do it around the due date or sooner if they feel your getting to big or something like that. i'm sure when the time comes to have the twins the doctor will fully inform you about what's going on and whats action are be taking to help the babies the first few hours out of the womb

    Answer by MommaSyrup07 at 5:37 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • very rarely do twins go to full term because doctors usually like to get them here around 34-37 weeks. usually they are a bit smaller but not by much and they will catch up. as far as medical treatment that totally depends on the baby and when you have them. they may need to be put on oxygen since there lungs probably wont be fully developed yet. watched closer for jaundice. are more aware of eating needs since they are smaller.. etc.

    Answer by Ambreelulu at 8:15 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • Well, i have always heard that twins are early and small. But my friend is a twin, and she and her sister were born a week late and 8lbs. each! Go figure. Good luck!

    Answer by hannahjoy17 at 4:34 PM on Jul. 8, 2008