1. What are identical twins? What explains any differences they may develop? Identical twins are twins that develop from the same fertilized egg. Differences in their environment are what explains any differences they may develop.
Conjoined twins also known as Siamese twins are very rare, they only have a 1 out of 1,000 chance of happening. These twins are babies that are born physically attached to each other. When this happens, most twins are stillborn (die in the womb) or die shortly after birth. These types of twins can be diagnosed as soon as the first 3 months of the babies’ development using ultrasound. Conjoined twins that survive are mostly female, but more male twins form than females.
Monozygotic twins: Monozygotic twins are also known as identical twins. These twins start their life as one egg which is fertilized by one sperm and latter splits into two eggs much earlier in the gestational period. These are very rare and have no link to heredity. But studies reveal that only one of four conceptions of twins is identical. Therefore, it seems likely that any differences between twins will have to be caused by environment rather than by genetics.
On March 30, as of three thirty in the morning, my life has officially changed. The labor pains had set in and it was time to have a baby. I had never felt a pain so excruciating in my life, and I thought that cramps were terrible, labor pains do not even compare. I climbed the stairs to my aunts room to let her know that it was time to go to the hospital. After watching her run around the room frantically she finally was able to rush me to the hospital. She zoomed through street lights rushing for fear that I may have the baby in the car and she would pass out. Had
My dad was playing football for AFL (Arena Football League). A couple years after he went to the NFL, he got injured and was released. During my dad’s career they had my older sister in Arizona of 2000. My mom was in labor with my sister for 4 days. A year or two after my sister is born, My dad retires from football. In 2003 my mom gives birth to me in California 4 days before Halloween. I was born with a disease and my sister was born with a dislocated shoulder. I was born with
All data collection and storage was approved by the institutional review board to ensure proper handling of protected health information under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act. The diagnosis of TTTS was based on a monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy with a single placenta, thin dividing membrane, and matching gender twins, with polyhydramnios in the recipient (>8 cm deepest vertical pocket of amniotic fluid) and oligohydramnios in the donor (<0.05 was assigned statistical significance.
In 1997, my brother was four years old and my parents started to notice he was not physically capable of doing what other kids his age could do, so they decided to ask a doctor what could be wrong. Many blood tests and muscle biopsies later, my parents were told that my brother has mild autism and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy means that his muscles will progressively degenerate and weaken over time. This news made my parents upset for a long time. Halloween of 1997, my mom found out she was going to have me
I was 33 years old on November 9th, 2000. My family was made of myself, my husband, Doug, my daughter, Haley, and our dog, Josie. Haley was only 2 years and 9 months old at the time of the birth of her new baby brother, but I wasn’t quite sure how she would handle not having all of the attention. I could tell something was off from the moment I woke up that day. To start, Haley wouldn’t stop crying from the moment she woke up. As for me, I was feeling sick, and was having a few contractions here and there. I was packing my things for the hospital because I was scheduled to have a C-section November 10th. Afternoon came and my condition was getting worse and worse, things got so bad that Doug and I decided we should go to the hospital. I was mortified because I just needed the baby to wait a couple more hours. I could not have this baby come out of the birth canal, my
I was told that on the day of my birth, the operating room was overcrowded with medical staff, bright
My life has always been filled with hospitals and multiple doctors. From the time of being born (which I don’t remember, of course) up until now there are days I see 7-10 doctors in a day
During the second trimester is when my mother Donna, found out that she was pregnant with me. One morning she got out of the bed doing her normal routine and went to use the restroom where she then passed out on the bathroom floor. My father Patrick, rushed her to Florida memorial hospital in Miami dade county. She said that she woke up and Dr. Joeseph walked into the room, and told her that she was dehydrated and not getting taking in enough iron. Dr. Joseph then proceeded to include, as he handed her an ultra sound picture that she was thirteen weeks pregnant with me. She was in shock, because she said that she always knew when she was pregnant from having two pregancies prior to me there was always a sign but this time it wasn't because she was still having a menstral cycle.
When they told me about the bilirubin i was scared out of my wits. And self blame started "another person i love is hurting because of me". After alot of talking with the midwife and nurses i knew it wasn't my fault. I was in a lot of pain so Jenessa took over some things while i slowly recovered. Little did i know that was the only time i would be able to. I am not good with pain. It was time to leave this fantastic hospital and head home. I want to point out here that there was no idea that i was about to lose my son. My family was so supportive my god mom brought his furniture and my sisters put it together,and fixed up the room he would be in....when i came home there was a sign hanging in our window saying it's a boy made by Virginia. My best friend called our development to put the announcement into our daily
At a moment in your life, your birth was the most important that that happened. Did you ever wonder how you were born or what happened when you were born? Well I always wondered about my birth. On Tuesday, October 7, 1997, at 3:04 in the afternoon, I was born at University Hospital. My mom had me in the rainbow and babies section where she was induced because she was having complications so the doctors broke her water. The doctors gave her the epidural to help with the contractions during labor. Once the doctors gave her the epidural, they asked if there was anybody she wanted to be there. My mom insisted she didn’t want anybody there while she was going through labor. After she started pushing, I came into the world; I was 6 pounds and 3
On January 3rd, 2008 a very cold winter day my water bag broke as I grab my bags and get ready to head to the hospital with so many mixed emotions happy,scared, sad and overwhelmed as we arrive at Cypress hospital in Houston,Tx at 9:30 am they quickly give us a room in the labor and delivery as we wait for our son to enter the world hours pass by and still nothing no baby almost 10 hours of waiting for our son his heart rate was dropping Dr.Castillo came in to inform us that I was needing an emergency c-section to get the baby out as soon as possible as we prepare to go into surgery a nurse walk in to give me anaesthesia and procedures that will happen during surgery I'm filled with so much nerves of the unknown praying my son comes out fine
The biology of leadership had been under scientific investigation for many years. Identical twins (identical or monozygotic twins, share 100% of their genetic material) have the same genes and it’s a perfect start to get some clues about the effects of inheritance on leadership. By following twins through their life and carefully studying their cognitive functions and behaviors, a lot of valuable data can be collected and analyzed. Li et al., (2012) studied 107 pairs of identical and 89 pairs of fraternal female twins and reported that only about one-third of the variance in leadership role occupancy can be explained by genetic factors; which is not very surprising. Although identical twins share exactly the same genes but they have been exposed