My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.

Close

Posted: | Report This Report Question |
Q.

What could happen to the mom during a multiple pregnancy?

 

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

246 Answers
562 Helpful Votes
42 Followers
A.

If you are pregnant with more than one baby, you may experience problems during pregnancy. These potential problems could include high blood pressure, diabetes, anemia (low blood count), or too much or too little amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds the baby during a pregnancy). Too much amniotic fluid can be a problem because it can cause premature labor, while too little fluid can cause a problem with the baby’s development. You may need to stay in bed or the hospital for weeks before delivery. This is especially likely if you go into labor early. Also, you may have problems delivering your babies. There is a higher likelihood of undergoing a Cesarean section, which is when the babies are delivered through a surgical opening in your belly.

You can find more information from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on this topic here:

http://www.reproductivefacts.org/Fertility_drugs_and_the_risk_of_multiple_births/

This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

Posted:
| Report This Report Answer

Was this helpful?

YesNo

Thanks for your feedback.

3 of 3 found this helpful
Read the Original Article: Fertility drugs and the risk of multiple births