Warning signs in the mother include:
Warning signs in the twins appear on ultrasound scans and include:
Evidence of TTTS
It is crucial for parents with a multiple gestation to determine their placental type early. With monochorionic twins, you should watch carefully for the warning signs listed above. Since TTTS is a high-risk problem that can happen quickly and at any time in pregnancy, frequent examinations and ultrasound scans are necessary to catch the problem early. Many physicians are unaware of the warning signs so your awareness is critical.
THE FOUNDATION ADVOCATES WEEKLY ULTRASOUNDS WITH A PERINATOLOGIST FROM 16 WEEKS GESTATION THROUGH DELIVERY TO LOOK FOR PLACENTAL SHARE PROBLEMS AND TTTS.