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How do you do amnio on triplets?

How do you do amnio on triplets?

Three samples.: Sampling each gestational (amniotic) sac is essential in triplet amniocentesis. This can only be reliably done by a few mfm specialists in the country and expert care should be sought. ...Read more

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Should twins and triplets be dressed alike?

Should twins and triplets be dressed alike?

Your call: I don't know if the answer to this is really medical. I see no problem with dressing them alike on occasion, as it might be cute, but whether fraternal or identical, they are individuals and dressing them differently can foster their sense of individuality. Of course when they are older they can decide for themselves. My daughters (not twins) like to wear matching outfits once in awhile... ...Read more

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Can I give my 9 months triplet lentil soup?

Can I give my 9 months triplet lentil soup?

Yes: A great source of iron and protein, lentils are safe at this age and a great idea. ...Read more

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Can I get induced at 32 pregnant with triplets?

Can I get induced at 32 pregnant with triplets?

You can't.: The chance of you having a vaginal delivery of all triplets is almost zero. ...Read more

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What are chances of vaginal delivery if triplets?

What are chances of vaginal delivery if triplets?

Don't risk it: Some old school docs talk about vag delivery of triplets but current standards recommend c-section. Not because obs are less skilled, it's just too many things that can go wrong that you can't control. Cord accidents, placental separation, bleeding, and more importantly-difficulty monitoring all three babies during labor. They usually deliver early & benefit with a prepared plan & personnel. ...Read more

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How would you know if you were pregnant with triplets?

How would you know if you were pregnant with triplets?

Get an Ultra Sound: You need to see a doctor for an examination and an ultrasound ordered appropriately will let you know if you have triplets. ...Read more

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Can a person loose her mind as a result of having triplets.?

Can a person loose her mind as a result of having triplets.?

Lack of rest.: Having to care for a baby can be stressful not to talk of three babies. In situations where the mother has no assistance in caring for her babies and therefore gets little or no rest, she may certainly become overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Her pre-pregnancy coping skills also play a significant role. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a recorded case of conjoined triplets or only ever twins?

Has there ever been a recorded case of conjoined triplets or only ever twins?

Yes: Triplets may represent twins and a singleton or three separate fetuses. Conjoined multiple births have been describe, but usually the conjoined fetuses are monozygotic (identical twins) with other singleton fetuses that in toto make up multiple fetuses in a given gestation.

See bernirscke, k. The placenta, springer 2006. ...Read more

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Its 34th week of triplets. Is this a suitable time for c-sec? Is it safe for both?

That is up to yourOB: But it is very good you have made it to 34, most women with triplets go into labor earlier and need the csection. ...Read more

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How come some preemies do well and some are really sick or die, even if triplets or quads?

How come some preemies do well and some are really sick or die, even if triplets or quads?

It depends...: ...On how premature the baby is. A premature baby is not ready to be born yet, and there are often organ systems (most commonly the lungs) that are not yet sufficiently developed. Triplets and quads are almost always born prematurely, so they are usually at higher risk. There is an entire medical specialty (neonatology) devoted to caring for preemies, so many more of them do well than in the past. ...Read more

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How do you compare the risks of having triplets to selective reduction of triplets to twins?

How do you compare the risks of having triplets to selective reduction of triplets to twins?

A tough decision: This is a question with medical, personal, personal religiousbeliefs, and answers only bestmdiscussed with your partner, and your doctor together. The risk with triplets is far more than just premature delivery and c section. The risk of fetal reduction, while low, is still a factor you must be comfortable with. Talk with your doctor, ask as many questions as possible and take time to decide. ...Read more

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Why do I look nine months pregnant with triplets when there is no chance I could be pregnant?

Go see your doctor: Best to go see your doctor for an evaluation. Could be ascites (abnormal fluid in belly), ventral hernia or diastasis rectus, even visceral adipose tissue (fat). A physical exam would go a long ways towards explaining your appearance. An ultrasound might be helpful, too. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks six days and today found out I was pregnant with triplets but lost one I am worried for the other two should I?

Watchful waiting: Your chance of a success pregnancy outcome is actually much higher with twins than triplets. So get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, and follow up with your doctor as recommended. ...Read more

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Pregnant with spontaneous identical triplets in Jan 14. M/C in March 14. Pregnant again in Oct 14, are my chances of multiples increased again?

Pregnant with spontaneous identical triplets in Jan 14. M/C in March 14. Pregnant again in Oct 14, are my chances of multiples increased again?

Not really: Each pregnancy is independent event. You can get a definitive answer by having an ultrasound examination done and you will either have a spontaneous reduction or you can choose to have a selective reduction of fetuses if you and your spouse so choose or you can continue to carry your multiple gifts. ...Read more

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Having triplets. How do I enlist friends to help?

Ask for it!: Family and friends/neighbors should be in a position to help with triplet care. If not, then seek social work assistance. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having triplets? How common is it?

Triplets: If there is no family history of multiples births (twins or triplets), the odds of having twins is 1 in 100 pregnancies and the odds of having triplets is 1 in 1000 pregnancies. For further details check with OB/GYN doctor. ...Read more

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How long will I carry triplets?

How long will I carry triplets?

Nobody can tell: The bigger number of fetuses in multiple pregnancies, the shorter time of gestation they usually undergo. You will deliver prematurely for sure, but how long you would care them, nobody can predict. ...Read more

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Will I have enough milk to feed my triplets?

Yes, but...: Don't feel guilty if you feel like you can't keep up with breastfeeding triplets. Usually, the more breastfeeding you do, the more milk the breasts will produce. However, given how often newborns need to breastfeed, I am not sure you will find time to sleep...Or do anything else for that matter! Breastfeed as often as you are comfortable for your 3 babies, but don't feel bad to supplement! :-). ...Read more

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How much weight must I gain if I'm carrying triplets?

How much weight must I gain if I'm carrying triplets?

The more the better.: Extrapolating from studies in twins that show that increased maternal gestational weight gain is associated with improved fetal/neonatal outcomes, I would say that there is no upper limit to weight gain with triplets. Just monitor your health closely with your maternal-fetal medicine specialist to assure you do not have diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily! ...Read more

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What are common complications associated with birthing triplets?

C/S delivery/premi's: Few sets of triplets get past 36 weeks and essentially all are delivered c section. Beyond that, all the problems related to premature birth, premi lung disease, low blood sugar, etc. All should pre-plan delivery and have a plan for neonatal care should some or all of the problems arise. ...Read more