I am 24 'weeks pregnant , and have just been informed that one of the twins( sharing one placenta) that I was carrying has no fetal heart beat since 18 weeks. The doctor days as they shared a placenta the chances of the other surviving are bleak and I should be induced to deliver both. Whereas I was told by another doctor that they would check my blood count(CBC , PTT etc.) & if the toxins from the non alive twin are not found in the blood I cud carry on with carrying the 2nd baby till he grows further , and as much as possible.
feto maternal specialist also suggested To undergo amniocentesis to check for chromosomal abnormalities and also lung development etc. , in case a pre-mature delivery may be required for the surviving twin. We are still waiting for the results of the amniocentesis in two weeks time.
While I pray , that the tests come out normal as have just heard of complications every time , I wanted to know if anyone has undergone or heard of a similar situation where the surviving twin had chances of survival......!!!