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How To Get Pregnant With Triplets
Increased risk for!: All fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technologies lead to increased risk for multifetal pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc). Without stimulation, most populations have a ~1% risk for multiples. After art or fertility drugs, this risk is between 3-15%, depending on your center's protocols, your condition, chance and choices. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
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
Prematurity: Anytime the uterus is shared by multiple fetuses, it is hard for the uterus to keep them contained! Besides being born prematurely, the infants may steal nutrients from each other via the placenta. Depending on whether they are in one amniotic sac or not, they may get their cords tangled. Sometimes an infant may be forced into a breech position because of overcrowding. ...Read more
Not many: Try taking slow deep breaths everytime you remember it. Also holding your hands on top of your head will help you feel the lungs with air easier. ...Read more
We found out I am 8 weeks (tmrw) pregnant with triplets, our dr highly advises against moving forward with 3. How likely are long term disabilities?
Here's another : Article that gives you an overview: http://www.Comtecmed.Com/cogi/cogi5/abstracts/blickstein_triplets.Doc. Again, contributing factors include greater risk of episodes of decreased oxygen to the brain of one or more fetuses, premature delivery & the chance that one fetus may have intrauterine growth restriction. ...Read more
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