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Possible complications of multiple births

Multiple births are usually considered high-risk pregnancies, but this doesn’t mean your pregnancy will be unenjoyable. However, we have a compiled a list of the possible complications you may expect so that you can speak with your physician about all of the steps you can take to lower your risks and enjoy a healthy pregnancy. The list may seem a little scary at first, but remember these are only POSSIBLE complications, there is plenty you can do to avoid and treat many of these complications and many multiple births do go off without a hitch.

  • Premature labour
  • Placenta and umbilical cord problems
  • Maternal anemia, hemorrhage and bleeding
  • Too much or too little amniotic fluid
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Birth defects (usually caused by premature labour)
  • Low birthweight
  • Abnormal fetal presentations
  • Difficult delivery ( a C-section is a common alternative)
  • Miscarriage

We cannot stress enough that these are only POSSIBLE complications so that you are prepared and recommend talking to your physician about preventative steps you can take during your pregnancy.

 

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