What kind of prenatal care is needed for women with a multiple gestation pregnancy?

Prenatal care for multiple gestation pregnancy should begin early and monitored closely, as these pregnancies carry more risk factors, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). Some of the complications include infant mortality, preterm birth, and low infant weight, according to the NIH.

Expectant mothers of multiples should partner with her health care providers to create a prenatal plan that is best for her and her babies, according to the American Society for Reproductive MedicineOff Site Icon (ASRM). A prenatal care plan can include the following, according to the ASRM:

  • Activity restriction
  • Frequent obstetric visits
  • Nutritional guidelines
  • Prenatal testing for complications or birth defects
  • Weight monitoring

Talk to your doctor about the prenatal care required during multiple gestation pregnancy.

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