Multiple Births

If you are over the age of 30, taking fertility drugs or had in vitro fertilization, the chances of carrying multiple babies is higher. A routine ultrasound in the first trimester will determine if you are carrying more than one child.

Premature labor (before 37 weeks of pregnancy), preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and growth issues, as well as increased need to have a caesarian section, are complications of multiple births. Twins and triplets are more likely to be smaller for their size than single birth infants and are likely to have difficulty breathing.

The Jersey City Medical Center staff will work with your obstetrician and monitor your pregnancy every step of the way to ensure the health of you and your babies.

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