What is a vanishing twin?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If your doctor tells you you're carrying twins, triplets, or an entire baseball team before 12 weeks, don't be surprised if one or more embryos vanish at your next visit. In the first trimester, one or more embryos may disappear in one-third of twin pregnancies, half of triplet pregnancies, and two-third of quadruplet pregnancies. You can insure that more of these survive if you have good prenatal care and see an OB who specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
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