12 Common Complications Associated with Twin Pregnancy

9. Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome is a medical condition that occurs when identical twins are sharing a similar placenta. Blood vessels present within placenta supply the blood and oxygen from one fetus to the another.

In twin to twin transfusion syndrome, the mutual blood vessel connection shunts the flow of blood from one fetus to another fetus. Meanwhile, the fetus of the recipient gets more supply of blood than the second fetus. It gives rise to the overloading of the cardiovascular system and it enhances the amniotic fluid levels. In result, the fetus of donor twin is unable to obtain enough supply of blood and this gives the lesser quantity of amniotic fluid.

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome is overcome and treated by gynecologists by withdrawing of the excess body fluid using the needles.

Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome Complications with Twin Pregnancy
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

Credit Image: FilePhoto

10. Cesarean Delivery

Cesarean delivery is mostly conducted when the fetus is in an abnormal position. Most probably, delivery containing twines occurs vaginally, but it is dependent upon the positioning of fetus.

Cesarean Delivery Complications with Twin Pregnancy
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

Credit Image: FilePhoto

11. Cord Entanglement

The cord is being entangled by the identical twins sharing the same amniotic sac.

During the third trimester of pregnancy, the doctor examines the growth rate of both fetuses. If any kind of complexity is existing there, the doctor recommends immediate preterm delivery.

Cord Entanglement Complications with Twin Pregnancy
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

Credit Image: FilePhoto

Add a Comment

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This