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SIBLING RIVALRY: Video shows twins fighting in the womb
WTVR.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Erika Neddenien

Posted on 12/01/2012 2:00:33 AM PST by onyx

LONDON (WTVR) – Striking new MRI images show that for twins, sibling rivalry starts early–even before birth. Researchers in London were trying to find out more about a rare blood disease that can complicate the pregnancies for women carrying twins, when they captured video of what appears to be two fetuses pushing each other as they try to make more room.



Researchers at London’s Center for Fetal Care were studying a potentially deadly condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. It only occurs in identical twins, when the blood supply from one flows into the other. It can cause one twin to become much larger, leaving the smaller with health deficiencies.



The researchers say the study has provided unexpected insight into sibling relationships.



AMAZING Video at the link!

(Excerpt) Read more at wtvr.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: siblingrivalry; twins; womb

1 posted on 12/01/2012 2:00:50 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

My wife gave us twin boys 39 years ago, but she didn’t know she was carrying them until her final checkup.

She always said that there were too many elbows and legs kicking for it to be just one baby.

It continues to this day.


2 posted on 12/01/2012 2:08:22 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: onyx

Excellent film. How could anyone watch a film like this an ever have an abortion? Life is precious.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 2:15:48 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: LurkingSince1943

LOL. I reckon they were kicking each other.
And it continues to present day.... 39 years later!
:)

I’m fascinated by this video.

God bless the little babies.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 2:19:02 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: tired&retired

You said it. I can’t begin to understand abortion at all.
Life is God’s blessed gift.
God bless and keep you, tired&retired.


5 posted on 12/01/2012 2:20:45 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

The Daily News film clip is longer and a bit better: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/video-shows-twins-fighting-womb-article-1.1210808


6 posted on 12/01/2012 2:21:42 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: onyx

Well that explains why my identical twin brother and I have been fighting for over 66 years.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 2:34:41 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: tired&retired
OH YES! Thank you very much! Much more informative too!


8 posted on 12/01/2012 2:36:53 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: DH

LOL. God bless and keep you both!


9 posted on 12/01/2012 2:37:47 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

“LOL. I reckon they were kicking each other.
And it continues to present day.... 39 years later!”
______________________________________

Well, I have twin brothers, now in their mid 70s.
I do not recall their ever fighting, but they are seven years older then me.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 3:03:10 AM PST by AlexW
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To: tired&retired

Thanks for that link. It does have better video, especially if you go to “full screen.”


11 posted on 12/01/2012 3:08:00 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: tired&retired

Thanks for that link. It does have better video, especially if you go to “full screen.”


12 posted on 12/01/2012 3:08:00 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: LurkingSince1943

Twins.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 3:09:06 AM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: onyx
My Granddaughter had twins who had TTTS.

She was referred to a doctor in Billings, MT, who sent her to Baylor where the cord flow to the twins was separated.

Had that not happened, they would not have made it, and she might not have, either. The twins were born premature, but have done well.

(Folks here prayed for them, and I'm happy to report they are happy and healthy little honiacs!)

It is interesting to note that one (the smallest at birth) is the more adventurous of the two, the other sits back and watches to see what happens before she joins in. They definitely have different personalities, and have shown that almost from the start.

14 posted on 12/01/2012 3:21:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: onyx

So this confirms the famous Bible event of the birth of Jacob and Essu, they both fought even before birth.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 3:24:06 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: onyx

MA!! He’s TOUCHING me!!!

Regards,


16 posted on 12/01/2012 4:22:18 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: onyx

Why, as an identical twin, I can remember those nights with my womb mate and I duking it out for hours!


17 posted on 12/01/2012 4:24:48 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: onyx

They must have taken the video down, there’s no link at the site.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 4:54:05 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: onyx

How can two blobs of protoplasm fight?


19 posted on 12/01/2012 5:40:20 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: onyx
I am the mother of twins girls who are now 32. I am less than five feet tall and they were in the breech position like these twins appear to be. I always said that it seemed as if they were kicking each other because I always felt their kicks right about where their feet were. They did not have much room in there! They finally ran out of room and were born 6 weeks early at 3 lbs 13 oz and 3 lbs 9 oz. They were both 16 and one-half inches long and perfectly healthy. A miracle!

They were born by C-Section and the “oldest” (by one minute) recently got married and is expecting her first child and our first grandchild. (Another miracle because my daughter was afraid that she might have to have IVF because of her age and her menstrual history.) They found out this week that they are having a boy! Her husband is "over the moon" because he already has an 8 year old daughter from a previous marriage when he was barely out of his teens. He is former Marine who is a big hunter and fisherman. He really wanted a son to follow in his footsteps!

20 posted on 12/01/2012 6:04:40 AM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: onyx

As a twin myself, I have but one thing to say. File this story under the heading...Duh.


21 posted on 12/01/2012 6:31:46 AM PST by mort56
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To: onyx

I have identical twins who are 28. I also have two singletons.

I would disagree that they are “fighting”. Part of it is just that they are moving and working their muscles. Part is the reaction to the stimuli of the other moving. All of my kids were active in the womb at various times. Some more than others. With the twins, when one “woke” up and was active, it didn’t take very long for the other to do the same. Looking at the video reminded me of feeling that all those years ago.

On the other hand, one of their singleton siblings would often get himself into one position or another that would be painful for me. I would then physically try to move him by pushing from the outside. It would usually work, but he would always respond by more movement.

Maybe it is me, but I think it is on the deceptive side to say that they were fighting. Or maybe I just read it wrong.


22 posted on 12/01/2012 6:46:17 AM PST by lupie
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To: onyx

“SETTLE DOWN YOU TWO OR I’LL COME DOWN THERE”


23 posted on 12/01/2012 6:47:50 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: onyx

As a fraternal twin, I can definitely say that twins fight.

Of course I have the advantage in that I am better looking, and was the good twin and while my brother was the evil twin! ;)

(Now maybe THAT will get him to stop lurking and start posting here!)


24 posted on 12/01/2012 6:58:36 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps
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To: onyx
Funny, it doesn't have much to do with being twins.

MY sister and I were absolute mortal enemies when we were growing up. She was 5 years younger and knew exactly how to work over dad so I was at a serious disadvantage.

I have 2 boys (8 and 9) now and it seems to me that their only real objective each day when they wake up is "must agitate my brother". The bickering is absolute and non-stop.

I'm really proud of them though because on the occasion when another kid at school or the playground opted to pick a fight with one of them, they find out quickly that brothers come in pairs, through thick and thin.

25 posted on 12/01/2012 8:24:25 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I remember praying for your precious Granddaughter and also sharing your joy at the birth of her twins. I’m so happy now to read your update. God bless and keep you all.


26 posted on 12/01/2012 1:58:52 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Bushbacker1

Are you really? Ya mean there’s an identical other of sweetest, handsome you?


27 posted on 12/01/2012 2:00:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ottbmare; tired&retired

tired&retired posted this link, which was much better:

The Daily News film clip is longer and a bit better:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/video-shows-twins-fighting-womb-article-1.1210808


28 posted on 12/01/2012 2:02:33 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: srmorton

Praise God! Abundant blessings! You were a tiny gal carrying twins! Your twin girls were miracles and now you’re going to be Grandma to a Grandson! I’m so happy for y’all!!!

God bless and keep you all.


29 posted on 12/01/2012 2:10:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: lupie

Your thoughts ring true to me too, but I don’t have twins and therefore can’t offer personal comment. I showed this video to my husband, (he’s a retired medical doctor) and he agreed that they’re kicking or “fighting” for comfort reasons, because of the limited space. Whether it’s “in the womb sibling rivalry” is quite another matter.....

All of mine were singleton’s and each one was different, although, looking back, the two boys were a lot more active.


30 posted on 12/01/2012 2:22:12 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

ROTFLOLOLOL.

He lurks here?

THAT’S FUNNY!


31 posted on 12/01/2012 2:24:30 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FunkyZero

You have every reason to be proud! Family first and true brotherly love!
God bless and keep you and your precious family.


32 posted on 12/01/2012 2:26:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: AlexW

I have a twin sister we are almost 53 she always kids me that she is older by 3 minutes I tell its ok i was sitting on your face for 9 months


33 posted on 12/01/2012 6:53:41 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: LurkingSince1943

Same thing with my girlfriend. She had twins but even the doctor didn’t know it....we are talking over 40 years ago...the first was born and the nurse told the doctor there was another baby and the doctor said “your Kidding” and the father (hubby close friend) “I hope to god your kidding” he was in the delivery room...both weighted over 5 pounds and they were not identicals.. another girl friend has twins and I will never forget their weights....one was 7 pounds 10 oz, the over was 6 pounds 5 oz. That girl was huge during her preg...again about 40 years ago. I had my first around the same time.....he weighted 5 pounds 6 oz...


34 posted on 12/01/2012 6:59:56 PM PST by goat granny
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To: onyx
Are you really? Ya mean there’s an identical other of sweetest, handsome you?

Uh, yep! Unfortunately, he's a dyed in the wool liberal/democrat! So, we're exactly the same, but different! :)

35 posted on 12/02/2012 7:42:36 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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