Multiple pregnancy

Multiple pregnancy: having more than one baby. This patient information leaflet provides advice on multiple pregnancy. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

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This information is for women carrying more than one baby. It may also be helpful for partners, relatives or friends of someone in this situation. It focuses mainly on twins but it is relevant to any pregnancy where more than one baby is expected.  It explains about:

  • the different types of multiple pregnancy
  • what it means for the mother and her babies
  • the care received while you are pregnant
  • the options for birth so that an informed choice can be made
  • where to find further advice and support

This patient information is based on the NICE clinical guideline Multiple pregnancy: Antenatal care for twin and triplet pregnancies and the RCOG Green-top guideline Management of monochorionic twin pregnancy. Both contain full lists of the sources of evidence used.

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