Find out overall rates in the U. Wondering if you might have two or more passengers aboard your mothership? Multiple births are, in fact, multiplying at a fantastic rate these days: The number of twin births has jumped more than 75 percent in the past 30 years; now, stats show that the there are about 33 twins born per every 1, births. The surge in older moms has a lot to do with it, along with an increase in fertility treatments and the rise in obesity, say experts.
Complications during pregnancy[ edit ] Main article: Vanishing twin Researchers suspect that as many as 1 in 8 pregnancies start out as multiples, but only a single fetus is brought to full term, because the other fetus has died very early in the pregnancy and has not been detected or recorded. There are several reasons for the "vanishing" fetus, including it being embodied or absorbed by the other fetus, placenta or the mother. This is known as vanishing twin syndrome.
We did everything together, from playing with the same toys, to reading the same books and eating the same food. We even had the same friends in school. I have never felt that I needed anyone else in my life other than May. Even when we went to different colleges, our bonds did not break.