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A 21-year-old female asked:

How many weeks can i deliver my triplets? i'm currently 29 weeks

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Dr. John Sand
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Keep 'em in.: Twins deliver at 36 to 37 weeks, and triplets can deliver much earlier and suffer that much more from early delivery. Hopefully you have at least another 5 weeks. Make sure you report and contractions or change in discharge or bleeding to your doc to delay and or prepare for delivery.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Things to consider: The best environment for any baby is the womb. If born at 36 wks they have 50% risk of a 2+ week stay for premature lung disease, at 32 its up to 75% with 4+wks. In an NICU there are basic risks from the mechanical breathing assistance they may need & infection. I've cared for trips that made it to 37 wks. if you deliver now or soon, some or all might survive but with various problems.

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