Certain Women Are More Likely to Have Multiple Gestations
While any woman can have a multiple gestation, you are more likely to experience this type of pregnancy in the following scenarios:
- You are older than 35 years of age
- You conceive by in vitro fertilization (IVF)
- You use fertility-enhancing drugs to induce ovulation
What to Expect When You Are Carrying a Multiple Gestation
When you’re carrying multiples, you have a higher risk of developing pregnancy-related complications, such as:
- Gestational diabetes
- Post-partum depression
- Pre-term delivery
You may also be more likely to deliver via cesarean birth (C-section). Due to the increased risks, you will likely need to receive more frequent prenatal care—around every four to six weeks.
Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists know that each woman is unique, and they have experience helping women who are pregnant with multiples get the personalized care that they and their babies need.
We’re Here for You: Speak to Your Provider About Multiple Gestations
If you’re pregnant with a multiple gestation, meet with our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists to discuss your personalized care plan.