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Twins and Multiple Pregnancies

What are Twins and Multiple Pregnancies?

Twins and multiple pregnancies are both a happy and also stressful condition for both the mother as well as the babies.

Mothers are at higher risk of pregnancies related problems like high blood pressure, diabetes and also early labour.

Twins and multiple pregnancies are also at risk of prematurity, growth differences between the two babies and also birth injuries during delivery.

What are the signs & symptoms of Twins and Multiple Pregnancies?

The babies may be premature and require supportive care. They may be brought to term (more than 37 weeks of pregnancy) but may be low birth weight of less than 2.5kg. They may require monitoring for blood sugar and jaundice.

They may also be mildly premature (more than 34 weeks but less than 37 weeks). They may need transient monitoring and support for temperature control, feeding and also jaundice.

What are the treatment options for Twins and Multiple Pregnancies?

Specialised care and assistance will be provided at delivery. For babies who are premature, they may be transferred to the high-dependence wards so that they can receive optimal care with careful attention to temperature control and sugar control.

Babies who are found to be jaundiced will have treatment as required.

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