The Realities Of Vanishing Twin Syndrome

You may have heard of vanishing twin syndrome—where one twin is absorbed by the other in the uterus during pregnancy—in the media over the past few years. One particularly stark example comes from the  HuffPost   story  about a 2-year-old boy from China who “gave birth” through his abdominal cavity to his twin brother’s fetus.  What you probably didn’t know, however, is that the syndrome, while not as extreme as the story mentioned above, is more common than you might think…

You may have heard of vanishing twin syndrome—where one twin is absorbed by the other in the uterus during pregnancy—in the media over the past few years. One particularly stark example comes from the HuffPost story about a 2-year-old boy from China who “gave birth” through his abdominal cavity to his twin brother’s fetus.

What you probably didn’t know, however, is that the syndrome, while not as extreme as the story mentioned above, is more common than you might think…