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Do multiple pregnancies present higher risks than singleton pregnancies?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Absotutely

Every risk in a singleton pregnancy is higher with twins.
Risk of miscarriage, genetic abnormalities in a child, and even though small, the risk of one baby not surviving. Risks to mother of hypertension and diabetes are much higher. And the risk of early delivery is much higher. Even though twins generally do well, many twins do not. So it is always medically preferable to have a single pregnancy.

In brief: Absotutely

Every risk in a singleton pregnancy is higher with twins.
Risk of miscarriage, genetic abnormalities in a child, and even though small, the risk of one baby not surviving. Risks to mother of hypertension and diabetes are much higher. And the risk of early delivery is much higher. Even though twins generally do well, many twins do not. So it is always medically preferable to have a single pregnancy.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Multiple pregnancies carry higher risks of complications, including preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid), placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage, cord accident, and cerebral palsy.
Risk of miscarriage & congenital anomalies is also increased. If you're having multiples, be sure to practice healthy habits & follow up w/ your ob.

In brief: Yes.

Multiple pregnancies carry higher risks of complications, including preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction, polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid), placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage, cord accident, and cerebral palsy.
Risk of miscarriage & congenital anomalies is also increased. If you're having multiples, be sure to practice healthy habits & follow up w/ your ob.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
Answer assisted by Brittany Chan, Medical Student
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