Multiple Births or Multiple Gestation Resources

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Multiple Pregnancy and Multiple Births: Understanding the Risks for Mothers and Babies

Research shows that women carrying twins and triplets are at greater risk for complications than women carrying one baby.
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Multiple Pregnancy

Multiple Pregnancy is a pregnancy that includes more than one fetus and is much more common today than in the past. As attractive and efficient as a multiple pregnancy may sound, there can be significant risks associated with carrying, delivering, and raising multiple children. The goal is one healthy baby at a time.
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Oral medicines for inducing ovulation

Some women may need medicines to help them ovulate (release eggs).
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What do I need to worry about with a multiple pregnancy?

Women who take fertility medicines to get pregnant have a higher chance of having more than one fetus in a pregnancy.
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Multiple Pregnancy and Birth: Twins, Triplets, and High-order Multiples (booklet)

Multiple births are much more common today than they were in the past.
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Fertility Drugs And The Risk of Multiple Births

Infertility treatments that cause multiple eggs to develop make it more likely that you will become pregnant with twins, triplets, or more. This is called multiple gestation.
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Side effects of injectable fertility drugs (gonadotropins)

Gonadotropins are fertility medications given by injection that contain follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) alone or combined with luteinizing hormone (LH).
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Challenges of Parenting Multiples

There are many psychological, social, and economic issues associated with multiple pregnancies.
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Multiple Births or Multiple Gestation Infographics

ASRM has prepared infographics to illustrate the subject of Multiple Births or Multiple Gestation better.

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