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Is it possible to have a miscarriage of a twin?

By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 02/15/2022

Yes, this can happen during a multiple pregnancy and is what is known as vanishing twin syndrome.

When doing an ultrasound, it is observed that one of the fetuses is smaller, does not have a heartbeat or has already disappeared. What happens is that this fetus stops its development at an early stage and is reabsorbed by the tissues of the uterus without causing complications.

The other baby continues to develop normally and does not need to take any risks.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.