Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome is a specific disease unique to multiple pregnancies in which two or more foetuses share the same placenta. In this condition, the problem derives from an abnormally unbalanced flow of fluids between the foetuses. While one of the foetuses receives less blood and subsequently grows and urinates less, the other foetus receives more blood, urinates more and is usually bigger. The problem can be resolved with minimally invasive surgery that separates the foetuses into two individual placentae. The syndrome usually appears between weeks 16 and 25 of pregnancy.

Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
Fetoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that, definitely, separates two foetuses in two independent placentas.
It seems worse than it is, because if you follow your doctor’s recommendations, everything will be fine. Don’t be scared. It seems worse than it really is. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.

Substantiated information by:

Mar Bennasar
María Marí

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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