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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.

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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! ! !

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Hard balance: This is hard for the doctors to balance out. They prefer to wait until the babies lungs are as mature as possible. But on the other hand, it's quite possible that you'll go into labor sooner. There may be other reasons why the doctors may want you to deliver sooner too. But ideally, we prefer them to be 37 weeks whenever possible. Anytime after 34 weeks in reasonable.

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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.

Dr. Neeraj Gupta
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