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Newborn Twins

Congratulations for your newborn twins. In this article you will find information about newborn twins.

Early Days of Twins:

Your newborn babies have very little head control, so yo need to make sure they are well supported. Sometime  newborns noises  are very loud, if your baby get upset and cry, they will not share tears this conditions happens mostly in early days to months. Your babies may look more pink because of the higher blood count in their bodies, but immature circulation may leave their hands and feet cold.  Babies cannot easily control their temperatures and can overheat, so the number of blankets required depends on the that time’s temperature. Your babies may still have Vernix ( waxy coating) in the creases of their ears, arms and groin. This waxy coating protects their skin in the womb and come away after their few baths. Babies often have skin imperfections, tiny white spots, or little rashes that gradually disappear. Flat pink or red spots at the base of babies necks or over eyelids are commonly referred to as stork bites. They may more noticeable when your babies cry, but will fade over time.

      Your tiny twins will look a bit squished for the first few days until they uncurl, this is changes in weekly to monthly.  Your baby sleep a lot initially because they have habit to sleep in womb that habit continuous outside the womb also. , giving you time to study them in detail and you will also get good sleep and rest well. During this period babies will cry more because they don,t know the difference between day and night and also due to hunger. They do not know when should take milk and at the same time they want to sleep also. In this situation you need more patience and try to feed and calm them by cuddling them. You should feed them after every 2 hours. Set time so child will not  cry more.

Head Shape:

The shape of your babies heads will depend, to an extent, on the birth, caesarean babies will have rounder heads than those born vaginally. Laying your babies on their backs to sleep may accurate uneven head shapes, but this is necessary to prevent cot death. Once your babies gain head control their head shapes will even out. Your babies have two soft spots on the top of their head called fontanelles, which are spaces between the growing skull bones. These fuse as your babies grow. You may see it pulsating from time to time, but this is normal. If you notice that your babies fontanelle have sunk, contact your GP or Doctor or midwife, as it could be sigh of serious dehydration.

 Umbilical cord:    

Your twins will each have an umbilical cord or stump where their cords where cut. You will need to keep these ares clean and dry to prevent infection. When the cord fall off, after a week or two, you will see your tummy buttons.

For spot and differences in twins, dressing them in different cloths, this will  helps them to develop their own individual identity.

Twins Conception

In this article you will see diagrammatic representation of female reproductive system during twins conception.

Female Reproductive System:






Female Reproductive System For Identical Twins : Basically there are two types of twins, Identical and Non –identical or fraternal twins.  









                                    Identical twin conception:( Fig. 1)

This occurs when one egg is fertilized as in single conception, but later splits into two zygotes. These moves down the fallopian tube separately and embed in different places in endometrium (is the inner membrane of the mammalian uterus) developing into identical twins embryos with separate placentas. Sometimes the zygote does not divide until it has actually embedded in endometrium, thus developing into identical twin embryo sharing one placenta.

The incidence of identical twins does not appear to have any measurable hereditary tendency, since accidental splitting of one fertilized egg apparently occurs completely at random.

Female Reproductive System For Non Identical Twins :









   Non-identical or fraternal twin’s conception: ( Fig 2)

This occurs when a woman releases two separate eggs during one menstrual cycle. Both the eggs are then fertilized separately by two identical sperms. This develops with completely separate placenta. If the two zygotes embedded close together, their placentas may fused.

Some women frequently produce mare than one egg at each menstrual cycle, and are therefore more likely to give birth to non- identical twins. This tendency may run in families, and may come through either your mother’s or father’s side of the family. Your partner, however, no influence on whether or not you conceive more than one baby at a time.