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Medical Issues of Multiple Birth

Here is a collection of resources pertaining to medical issues associated with multiple birth. From serious conditions such as CP or TTTS to general illness prevention, parents will find information about all aspects of medical care for their twins, triplets or other multiples.
  1. Prematurity - Preterm Birth (15)
  2. Loss of a Multiple (12)
  3. Research (11)
  4. TTTS (20)

MoMo Twins; Monochorionic Monoamniotic Twins
MoMo twins refers to twins that are monochorionic and monoamniotic, contained in a single chorion and amnion during pregnancy.

Sids (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and Twins
Find out whey twins and multiples are at increased risk for SIDS (Sudden Instant Death Syndrome)

Choosing a Pediatrician for Twins/Multiples
These tips will help you choose a pediatrician or doctor for your twins or multiples. Parents of twins, triplets or other multiples have special considerations for choosing a pediatric doctor for their children.

Eating Disorders and Twins/Multiples
Explore the connection between eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia and twins and multiples. Are twins more likely to contract eating disorders?

Preeclampsia and Multiple Birth
Researchers have recently discovered the cause of preeclampsia, a disorder that effects one in three mothers of multiples during their pregnancy. Find out more about this condition, and how it impacts the health of multiple moms and their babies.

Vanishing Twin syndrome
With the increased use of ultrasound in early pregnancy, the phenomenon of Vanishing Twin Syndrome is diagnosed with alarming frequency. Find out what impact vanishing twins have on families with multiples, and surviving twins, with the answers to frequently asked questions about this condition.

Chickenpox: A Preventable Childhood Illness
Given the contagious nature of chicken pox, multiples are likely to share this common childhood disease. However, new vaccines are increasingly effective at preventing it.

Children's Growth Charts
About.com's guide to Pediatrics explains how growth charts can be a useful tool for monitoring children's development. Download and print growth charts to track your children's progress.

Keep Kids Healthy Symptom Guide for Children
This handy tool can help parents evaluate their children's' symptoms. It should not be considered a substitute for medical consultation, but it is a good source of information.

This site aimed at parents of monoamnionic twins offers information as well as access to other parents who have experienced the stress of this rare pregnancy condition. Registration is required to access the message board.

Neonatal Jaundice
Many newborns are affected by this common condition. Learn what causes it and possible treatment options for your babies.

An Ounce of Prevention: Keeps the Germs Away
The Center for Disease Control offers these guidelines for preventing germs from spreading and causing illness. This is important information for parents whose multiples share everything, including their germs.

Possible Risks for Mothers in Multiple Birth Pregnancy
Much is discussed about the risks of pregnancy with multiples. But those risks are usually focused on the babies' health. This article examines the risks for the mother during her pregnancy with twins/multiples.

Reducing the Risk of SIDS
While there is no way to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, there are some things parents can do to reduce the risk. Here are some suggestions from the SIDS Network.

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