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Dr. Brooke Friedman is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist at the San Diego Fertility Center. Dr. Friedman graduated from Princeton University, Summa Cum Laude and earned her M.D. from the University of California San Francisco Medical School, graduating at the top of her class. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at Stanford University. She is committed to providing each patient with compassionate, personalized care.
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As a twin parent, it’s a question you commonly get, sometimes from complete strangers. Did you have your twins “naturally” or through fertility treatments? The question is a bit invasive, we agree. This episode explores the different ways fertility treatments can increase your chances of having twins.
You’ve been told you’re pregnant with twins. Later, you learn that one of your babies no longer has a heartbeat. This is known as the vanishing twin syndrome. Why does this happen and what does it mean for your surviving child?
Do twins run in your family? As a twin parent, you’ve probably heard this question a million times. So, what are your chances of twinning, whether it’s through genetics or through the use of fertility treatments? The conception of identical twins is supposed to be random, so how do we explain families with multiple sets?