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Multiple pregnancy: having more than one baby

Published: 16/11/2016

This information is for you if you know you are carrying more than one baby. It may also be helpful if you are a partner, relative or friend of someone in this situation. It focuses mainly on twins but it is relevant to any pregnancy where more than one baby is expected.  It tells you about:

  • the different types of multiple pregnancy
  • what it means for you and your babies
  • the care you will receive while you are pregnant
  • the options for birth so that you can make an informed choice
  • where to find further advice and support

This patient information is based on the NICE clinical guideline Multiple pregnancy: Antenatal care for twin and triplet pregnancies and the RCOG Green-top guideline Management of monochorionic twin pregnancy. Both contain full lists of the sources of evidence used.

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