M y pregnancy was developing nicely. I didn't have any blood tests, scans or measurements, not even the week scan. I have always preferred to find my own path in life, and felt comfortable doing this. My family hated it — they wanted the reassurance of the professionals — but as far as I was concerned, I had produced one healthy baby, so I would produce another.
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Can a Hidden Twin Be Detected by Ultrasound Imaging?
When a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital now find that slower transport of oxygen from mother to baby across the placenta predicts slower fetal growth, as well as a smaller brain and liver. The study, published in Scientific Reports is the first to make a direct connection between birth outcomes and placental oxygen transport. By studying identical twins, the researchers were uniquely able to control for both genetic factors and maternal risk factors. Although identical twins also share a placenta, it is divided into two separate compartments, and one may be healthier than the other.
Ultrasound can tell us a lot about a pregnancy, but it's not always perfect. This is particularly true in the early months and, though it is rare, it is possible to have a "hidden twin" who is not visible. Nearly every pregnant woman considers the possibility that she may be carrying more than one baby.
But over the following two months she developed a new concern. She just could not regain her figure. Eventually she decided to seek medical advice - only for doctors to discover that she was still pregnant.