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If I am pregnant with multiples is there a higher risk for complications?

Louise E. Sivak, MD
Pediatrics

Twin or higher number of fetuses puts them in the "higher risk" category. Twins are typically smaller than singletons of the same gestational age and tend to be born earlier, smaller, and have statistically a higher risk of certain complications, such as twin-to-twin transfusion. Twin pregnancy is typically monitored a bit more frequently with ultrasound and other measures to try to ensure the health of the mother and her twin babies.

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