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Doctor insights on: Triplets Pregnancy Week By Week

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I am 38. I have triplets pregnancy for 7week. I'm worried this situation. Is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

I am 38. I have triplets pregnancy for 7week. I'm worried this situation. Is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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Dr. Toldme tocome 11 weeks for retardation of 3rd fetus bcoz is weak aswell as notsafe to carry triplet pregnancy. Does retardation affect otherfetus?

Dr. Toldme tocome 11 weeks for retardation of 3rd fetus bcoz is weak aswell as notsafe to carry triplet pregnancy. Does retardation affect otherfetus?

See your doc: This is a very specific question that can only be answered by your doctor in your very unique situation. Triplet pregnancies are certainly possible and can be done safely. It sounds like your doctor is concerned with one of the triplets so there is need to clarify your situation with the doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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Had my ultrasound in 7 weeks 3 days. Had triplet pregnancy. But one ofthe embryo is of size 0.49, others are 1.17, 1.11.?

Had my ultrasound in 7 weeks 3 days. Had triplet pregnancy. But one ofthe embryo is of size 0.49, others are 1.17, 1.11.?

What's question?: You obviously have a very complicated situation here. You have a risky triplet pregnancy in which already at this very early stage, one of the fetuses is so much smaller than the other two. There are several options here for the pregnancy, as you are still very early in the pregnancy, but these options need to be discussed thoroughly with a high risk OB doctor known as a maternal/fetal medicine doc. ...Read more

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How do u know ur trimester after a IVF retrieval and 3 day transfer if u forgot when ur menstrual started in a mixed triplet pregnancy? I'm 13 weeks.

How do u know ur trimester after a IVF retrieval and 3 day transfer if u forgot when ur menstrual started in a mixed triplet pregnancy? I'm 13 weeks.

Trimester definition: You don't need to know your LMP if you know your date of conception (the day of transfer). You know you are 13 weeks. Trimesters are defined only by weeks gestation: 0-12 is first trimester, 12-24 weeks is second trimester, and 24-40 weeks is third trimester. So at 13 weeks you are early in your second trimester. Congratulations! ...Read more

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What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

I am truly sorry: For a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more

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Ivf pregnancy week 6. Triplets measure at week 4+ no yolk and heartbeat seen. Is this normal? Or blighted ovum?

Ivf pregnancy week 6. Triplets measure at week 4+ no yolk and heartbeat seen. Is this normal? Or blighted ovum?

Depends on size: If they are measuring only 4 weeks it's possible they are normal, but this is unlikely given ivf. What are the sizes of the gestational sacs? ...Read more

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What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

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

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Why are triplet pregnancies considered much higher risk than twins?

Why are triplet pregnancies considered much higher risk than twins?

Earlier, smaller: The risk of preterm birth is higher for several reasons; triplet birth is likely to be earlier than that of twins. In addition, there is greater risk of growth problems, deformations from crowding, malpresentation. For the mother of triplets, the risks from abdominal delivery are higher than those of women with twins delivered vaginally and possibly abdominally, depending on the size and position. ...Read more

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Why is it hard for women to lose weight after a triplet pregnancy?

Depends: If the triplets were from fertility treatments - then those treatments do cause some issues with weight loss- either way the hormonal changes and usually the lack of any routine with eating well and exercising makes losing especially difficult after having 1 child - then triple all that with 3! good luck! ! ! ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to breathe during triplet pregnancy?

Why is it so hard to breathe during triplet pregnancy?

Massive comprssion!: Your triplets are usually all of the available space in their "room" (your uterus) and pushing up and compressing your diaphragm (breathing muscle) so that it is difficult to expand it downward into your abdomen when you are taking a breath. ...Read more

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I'm week20 pregnancy with triplets, I had brown spotting I went to ER and they told me every thins is fine it's possible to have spotting w/o reason?

Yes: Spotting in early pregnancy is not uncommon. It is good that you went to your doctor. Please do keep up with your pre-natal visits.
Wish you good health and healthy babies. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant with triplets and have a miscarriage for 2 but one stay in the womb and continue the pregnancy?

Yes, but...: It can happen but is subject to a lot of details - mainly "how far along" - and also a lot of non-details like luck. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do u calculate ur trimesters after a IVF retrieval and transfer if u don't remember when ur menstrual started in a mixed triplet pregnancy?

How do u calculate ur trimesters after a IVF retrieval and transfer if u don't remember when ur menstrual started in a mixed triplet pregnancy?

You can't but MD can: Without a last menstrual period (lmp) as a reference your md will use the date of embryo implantation, serial ultrasounds, and other parameters to assess the appropriate trimester. ...Read more

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My triplet now 9 months they can't set down alone is it normal (they delivered at 30 weeks)?

Maybe: All developmental milestones for the first yr to yr and a half should be adjusted for babies prematurity. Your average term born will prop sit for several seconds at 6 months and get to sitting and be stable by 9. Since your babies came more than 2 months early I would not expect them to be stable in sitting yet. ...Read more

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My wife had triplets.2 have stopped growing at 8 week, 1 was 9 week growing. Last sonography we did was on 28 july. Today again fresh blood spotting?

Follow up: In multiple pregnancies it is possible for one or more fetuses not to survive but one or more do. It is possible that 2 of the triplets may not be survivors but one is. When is your follow up ultrasound? Soon I hope. That should shed some light. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...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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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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Is it possible that the ultrasound technician could not see a triplet hiding behind twins at 11 weeks 3 days?

Is it possible that the ultrasound technician could not see a triplet hiding behind twins at 11 weeks 3 days?

Yes: Depending on how thorough the study & the training of the tech, missing a fetus is possible. Regular US is a 2 dimensional study and you only see what your probe lights up. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound at 8 weeks, showed 3 sacs, 2 empty, 1 with fetus and heartbeat. Is it possible I will be having triplets??

Had ultrasound at 8 weeks, showed 3 sacs, 2 empty, 1 with fetus and heartbeat. Is it possible I will be having triplets??

1 baby: If I understand your question correctly you said that only one baby was seen at 8 weeks. If there were other babies they would have also been visible. You can ask your doctor doing the sonogram to confirm the findings and explain the results. ...Read more

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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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My babies delieved at 30 week they are now 6 months when I can give them food (triplet)?

My babies delieved at 30 week they are now 6 months when I can give them food (triplet)?

Sitting yet?: The timing of first solid feeds has more to do with their loss of the tongue thrust and ability to sit than their age. When they can sit propped, they can participate more in the process rather than be shovel fed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting at 8 weeks pregnant with triplets? If so how much would be considered normal? Is there any way to help ease it?

Is it normal to have spotting at 8 weeks pregnant with triplets? If so how much would be considered normal? Is there any way to help ease it?

Call your doctor: Triplets are a high-risk pregnancy even un the 1st trimester. One cannot guess if bleeding is worrisome or not, you should contact your OB doctor or fertility doctor promptly. Good wishes. ...Read more

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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

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9 weeks pregnant with triplets and bp is 158/92 is this okay. Head is hurting a little?

9 weeks pregnant with triplets and bp is 158/92 is this okay. Head is hurting a little?

Elevated reading: I would take it again. That is an elevated blood pressure reading. So, it isn't normal. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I am nine weeks pregnant with triplets, will I and at what point will I need to be on complete bed rest?

Triplets: Triplets are considered a high risk pregnancy. Whether bed rest is indicated is generally determined by your healthcare team based on your history, exam, sonogram, labs, and testing. ...Read more

Dr. Neeraj Gupta
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