Why women pregnant with multiple babies need special care

Why women pregnant with multiple babies need special careDiscovering you are pregnant and carrying more than one baby can be an exciting and special time in a woman’s life. But, a pregnancy of multiples can have additional risks for the mother and unborn babies, and often is considered a high-risk pregnancy. In these cases, the obstetrician will most likely refer the mother to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, also known as a perinatologist, who specializes in high-risk pregnancies.

If pregnant with identical twins, the perinatologist will determine if the babies share a placenta. If the placenta is shared, there is a greater chance of a …Continue reading →