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Preconception/Pregnancy
- Twins/Triplets - Multiple Pregnancy

Twins/Triplets or more

You've just found out that there is more than one baby on the way. No doubt there are many feelings of excitement and happiness, but also many of worry and concern. A wide range of emotions is normal when the news is received that there will be more than one baby. A pregnancy with multiple babies is considered a high-risk pregnancy, even though it may progress normally from start to finish. There are special considerations for mothers of multiples.

Following a healthy lifestyle is important for all pregnant women, but those carrying twins may need to pay extra attention to those aspects of the pregnancy. Twin pregnancies have a higher risk of preterm labour, so it is important to know the sign & symptoms and what to do if it happens to you. The discomforts of pregnancy may be more challenging to deal with in a multiple pregnancy. There may be activity restrictions if any problems are encountered as the pregnancy progresses. It is important to discuss concerns and options with your caregiver frequently.

There are several excellent support organizations for families of multiples that can provide education, support and service networks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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