When a twin dies before birth
"The information I found on the Womb Twin website was transforming for me." - Jen Gardner, UK
This website is the home of womb twin survivors around the world. Womb twin survivors are the sole survivors of a twin or multiple pregnancy. One person in 10 is a womb twin survivor* but many people do not realise it. When a twin dies, the sole survivor needs information and understanding. Here you will find high quality, well-researched information for womb twin survivors, their families and interested professionals.
We are the voice of womb twin survivors around the world, dedicated to providing information and support** to womb twin survivors everywhere.
We also provide information for families and medical professionals, therapists and anyone interested in pre- and perinatal psychology.
about womb twin survivors
An ultrasound image of a 10-week twin pregnancy. The lower sac contains a live fetus but the fetus in the upper sac has died. The sole survivor needs information and advice.
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We are the voice of womb twin survivors in a world that does not understand...
You are not alone.
* Reference: [link to original article] Charles E. Boklage Ph.D (1995) Frequency and Survival Probability Of Natural Twin Conceptions. Chaper 4 in Keith, L.G., Papiernik, E., Keith, D.M. and Luke, B. (eds) (1995) Multiple Pregnancy: Epidemiology, Gestation and Perinatal Outcome. New York: Parthenon. Boklage has found that for every pair of twins born with both alive, there are at least ten pregnancies where one twin dies. As twins make up about 1% of the population, that means that 1 in every 10 people is a womb twin survivor.
**Please note - we do not provide a medical professional service. Please refer to your doctor for medical advice.