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Pregnant with twins= automatic high risk?

Anonymous
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I know someone pregnant with twins and she's seeing her Dr every 3 week instead of 4 and having a sono done every visit.
She posts her pictures on Facebook every time she goes and one day I asked why she was getting so many done?
And she said because I'm high risk.
I said oh wow I wasn't aware anything was wrong! I'm sorry! And she said uh nothing is wrong I'm pregnant with twins. Hello...


I was a little shocked by the rudeness to be honest and I asked another question, are you high risk just because it's twins?

And then her and another girl like cube attacked me saying well gah it is two babies. That's double everything. Of course she would be high risk.

I just didn't respond after that but I have been wondering if she really is high risk or if she is making up reasons to have a sono done so often. She did it a lot when she was pregnant with her second.

I'm having sharp pains
I can't feel him
I'm dehydrated
Whatever she could think of.

Anyway does having twins automatically make you high risk? If so why?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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doulala
by Silver Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:31 PM
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Depends on who we hire for our maternity care and their philosophy.     (That goes for singleton pregnancies too...)
It doesn't usually mean high risk or complications, lots of women like to have their twins at home.     But their provider will be watching more closely.

:-) 

WishingAway
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:32 PM
Most of the times I have seen women pregnant with twins they are high risk. If they aren't they still get a lot more ultrasounds.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:34 PM
Her doctor isn't going to give her extra sonograms if they aren't necessary.
doulala
by Silver Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM


Quoting Anonymous: Her doctor isn't going to give her extra sonograms if they aren't necessary.

Why do you say that?




rebeccarae
by Bec on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM
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Quoting WishingAway: Most of the times I have seen women pregnant with twins they are high risk. If they aren't they still get a lot more ultrasounds.

This, I believe it also depends on what type she has. Di/Di, Mo/Di, Mo/Mo. If its either of the last 2, It's high risk. 

witchyone528
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:41 PM
Yes, I was considered high risk with my twins too, meanwhile I had an easier pregnancy than a lot of people. I thought it was crazy, but I did get a lot of ultrasounds. I think it's more to make sure they're both growing well and one isn't stealing the others nutrients.
twinsmom318
by New Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:43 PM

I had twins & was considered high risk automatically - thankfully no issues but I did have monthy ultrasounds with a specialist in addition to the standard OB/GYN visits. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:44 PM
They don't order them unless there's a reason to. If she wasn't high risk, she wouldn't get as many.

Quoting doulala:

Quoting Anonymous: Her doctor isn't going to give her extra sonograms if they aren't necessary.

Why do you say that?

Monica117
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM
Yes. I'm pregnant with my second set of twins and I do get more ultrasounds and more doctors appointments than normal
firespurity
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2014 at 9:46 PM
Many providers consider twins high risk. It's important to monitor the growth I twins to watch for extreme size differences.
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