At the Family Birth Center, our experts provide specialized care for women carrying multiples, also called multi-fetal or multiple gestation pregnancies.
Our team has expertise in the care of medically complicated multi-fetal pregnancies, including:
- Dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) twins (two placentas)
- Monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twins (one shared placenta)
- Monochorionic monoamniotic (MCMA) twins (one shared amniotic sac)
- Higher multiple gestations (triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, etc.)
- Multiples with one or more fetal abnormalities
One of our early steps in multi-fetal pregnancy care is to determine by ultrasound exam whether or not multiples share a placenta. A shared placenta could mean higher risk for complications, such as twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) or other conditions that may require specific care.
Women carrying multi-fetal pregnancies also undergo specialized and more frequent ultrasounds to closely monitor the growth and health of each baby.
At the Family Birth Center, our state-of-the-art operating room is fully equipped to accommodate optimized birth experiences for mothers of multiples.
Coordinated Care for Complex Fetal Conditions
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