In the event of the death of an embryo or fetus during pregnancy, when twin or multiple twins, both the person and the mother can observe certain characteristics. As alone born twins you develop certain habits throughout your life.
Note: This syndrome can also occur if you are a 'living complete' twin or triplets. It may well be that you recognize yourself in the characteristics below while you have a living twin. Chances are that you have been triplet or quadruplets and so on.


Characteristics at the mother
  • Your mother was abnormally large around the waist in the first 3 months

  • Proven by an echo

  • First-trimester blood loss

  • Miscarriage or suspected miscarriage, but the pregnancy remained

  • Attempted abortion, but the pregnancy remained

  • Gynecologist or nurse suspected twin pregnancy


Characteristics / physical evidence at or around the delivery
  • Birth has been traumatic in any way

  • There was a breech presentation

  • Too small and light at birth

  • The placenta was unusually large

  • Additional embryo sac, placenta or umbilical cord found

  • Deadborn twin or Fetus papyrus

  • Scars or lesions on the placenta

Physical characteristics in or on the person
  • Dermoid cyst or teratoma

  • Fetus in fetus (fetus in the person)

  • Sex organs of both sexes

  • Secondary sex characteristics of the opposite sex

  • Chimerism; eg 2 different colors of eyes (cells with a different genetic background in one individual)

  • Mosaicism (idem, however, all cells come from one fertilized egg)

  • Congenital bodily abnormalities (eg scoliosis)

  • Ambidexter or left-handedness (mirror twins)

  • Many single-born twins have a B12 admission disorder

  • Whole life suffers from low blood pressure and/or anemia


Emotional characteristics
  • Death appeals to you, or you are very afraid of it or not at all

  • You are quickly hurt if someone else does not see your needs

  • High sensitivity

  • The death of a pet is seen as a greater loss than the death of a loved person

  • You feel guilty quickly (in particular two-person twins)

  • Saying goodbye you have trouble; at parties, you wait until you are the last or you go off in the sneeze

  • Sudden attacks of low self-esteem can overtake you

  • It is difficult to cuddle, you respond with distance or simply don't cuddle

  • You always experience a certain unrest within yourself

  • You need a lot of space but often do not dare to take it

  • You felt different from others at a very young age

Mental features
  • Your personality consists of contrasts; you are very shy but also like to be in the center of attention

  • Always seeking a new challenge or experience

  • Want to do too much at the same time

  • You've been looking all your life, but nothing brings you satisfaction

  • You are perfectionistic and at the same time very sloppy

  • Inner saboteurs are your best friends; you are very angry and at the same time you can not miss them

  • In a group, you feel responsible for the well-being of others (especially with triplets, quadruplets etc)

  • You like to speak in the we-form (especially with triplets, quadruplets etc)

  • Etiquette and 'how it should be' are very sensitive

  • You are a man with a strong female side or a woman with a strong male side (non-identical twins)

  • Being able to organize well is not your thing or you are very (almost annoyingly) punctual and organized

  • Easy start up all sorts of things; finishing it is not your thing

  • Even numbers (or threes), you have a special thing with it

  • Putting a lot of energy into searching without knowing what you are actually looking for

Behavioral characteristics
  • In a partner, you are looking for a soul mate

  • You can not get enough of your own reflection or you just hate mirrors (especially identical twins)

  • From childhood on you had to let go of things or people in your life

  • Photos; you do not want to stand up and prefer to make them yourself or you have to stand on each photo and you can look at yourself for hours

  • As a child, you had imaginary friends and you played two characters at once

  • Curtains must be closed when it is dark and people can see you from the street

  • Financially you never really lack, but never over; if a lot of money ever comes in, it's been spent before you know it

  • Collecting clutter is a boulder, especially paper and plastic bags

  • You like to carry a (large) backpack or handbag with you with all sorts of (unnecessary) items