Complications Affecting the Mother and Fetuses in Multiple Pregnancy
There are pregnancy problems that can be more likely with a multiple pregnancy. For this reason, it's important to get regular prenatal exams. They are important both for monitoring your own health and your fetus's health and for giving you and your health professional time to build a working relationship.
In multiple pregnancy, the risk can be higher for:
Excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios), which increases the risk of preterm birth.
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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