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Management of twin and triplet pregnancies in the antenatal period (NICE clinical guideline 129)

Published: 01/09/2011

This guideline was produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (NCC-WCH) on behalf of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Multiple pregnancy is associated with higher risks for the mother and babies. Women with multiple pregnancies have an increased risk of miscarriage, anaemia, hypertensive disorders, haemorrhage, operative delivery and postnatal illness. In general, maternal mortality associated with multiple births is 2.5 times that for singleton births.