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A 35-year-old member asked:

what are the chances of having triplets naturally? can you improve your odds?

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Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
Neonatology 41 years experience
Multiple births: The chances of having twins, triplets or other multiples without the assistance of fertility treatments or procedures like invitro fertilization, are: Fraternal Twins – 1 in 80 births Identical Twins – 1 in 285 Triplets – 1 in 8100 You may be able to improve your chances with in vitro fertilization.

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A 65-year-old female asked:

At what # of weeks to doctors deliver triplets if their are no problems?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Term: As close to due date as mothers health and lack of labor as possible. Most require hospitalization at 23-24 weeks and ave weeks of delivery because of preterm labor is 32 wks. Every week gained is a bonus for babies health.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Do triplets have a higher risk of getting diseases because they were born smaller?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Sure.: All SGA (small) infants have higher risk for infections, as do triplets, compared to singleton and aga infants.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Where do I turn for help raising triplets?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Family, friends, SW.: In that order of preference, i would turn to family, friends, neighbors and the social network in your area. There are no special secrets, other than triple the need for patience, triple the expenses and triple the joy!
A 38-year-old member asked:

Having triplets. How do I enlist friends to help?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Ask for it!: Family and friends/neighbors should be in a position to help with triplet care. If not, then seek social work assistance.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Having triplets. How late will they let me go?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
A long as possible: Generally with multiple births pre-term labor is a real possibility so your peri-natologist will monitor your babies and check your cervix for early dilation. You will be allowed to 'carry' the babies as long as possible as long as your health is good (e.g. No pre-eclampsia etc..) and the babies are growing normally (on ultrasounds). Congrats on the 'three-some'!

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