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About Me:

When I discovered I was pregnant with Monoamniotic Monochorionic twins (MoMo), the one thing that struck me was the lack of support and information in Ireland. I'm not a doctor or a medical expert, I'm just a mother, who has experienced the ups and downs, trials and tribulations of this type of pregnancy.

I want to share what I've learned, the information I've obtained, and my personal journey and my story to help others through this exciting, but tough pregnancy. I'm hoping this page supports and guides you in some way, and arms with you with the information you need to ensure your MoMo pregnancy is a happy, healthy and successful one.

Its a scary time with lots of risks and dangers, but you have to think positive and remember you are the advocate for these babies, and you will do your best to protect them and keep them safe.


Some Useful Facts:

o - Monoamniotic twins are the result of a fertilised egg splitting late, between day 8 and 12

o - Monoamniotic twins are always identical - 75% are girls

o - Monoamniotic twins are 1 in 35,000 to 1 in 60,000 of twin pregnancies

o - Monoamniotic twins share the same amniotic sac, with no seperating membrane, resulting in skin to skin contact

o - Monoamniotic twins share the same placenta

o - Monoamniotic twins are classed as a high risk pregnancy due to the risk of cord entanglement and compression resulting in fetal death

o - Monoamniotic twins are usually, and should be, delivered between 32 and 36 weeks gestation, the mortality risk increases after 36 weeks

o - Monoamniotic twins require inpatient monitoring to ensure a higher success rate


Some Tips for Treatment:

A high percentage of Momo pregnancies are misdiagnosed and a separating 'hairline' membrane can be found up to 18 weeks, so if you have been diagnosed by your consultant on a regular resolution ultrasound machine don't consider your diagnosis confirmed until you have been to see a high-risk specialist for a high-resolution ultrasound

Don't be afraid to seek another opinion about the management of your pregnancy. You are the advocate for these babies and generating a tough and concise management plan with your specialist will ensure the best possible care for you all

Women with a monoamniotic multiple pregnancy should be cared for by a perinatologist - a maternal-fetal specialist

Most experts and parents recommend daily non-stress tests toward the end of the pregnancy and regular scanning


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