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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
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! ...Read more
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'! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes-but-: This can be done-but one must ask oneself why? How arbitrary can this be and how fair is this to the other two? ...Read more
Its 32nd week of triplets, if the childs are taken off for any causes, are they ready for their survival? Is there any complicated situation for both?
Worrisome : At 32 weeks there is > 50% risk that all would need breathing support and special nursery care for many weeks. If these are available, survival rate at or 32 weeks is pretty good. There are a variety of complications that can occur within a nicu setting, so the process is a long one. ...Read more