Being pregnant with multiples is exciting and perhaps daunting, especially when you learn you and your babies are more likely to have health complications than if you’re pregnant with a single baby. At Desert Perinatal Associates in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, the experienced and skilled team of Perinatologists can guide you through this high-risk pregnancy. Call one of the offices right away if you’re pregnant with multiples.
An ultrasound confirms if you have more than one fetus, but you may believe you are before going in for this screening test. Symptoms include:
If you suspect you’re having multiples, especially if they run in your family or you took fertility treatments, consult Desert Perinatal Associates for evaluation.
When you’re pregnant with twins, triplets, quads, or more, you may need extra care while you’re pregnant. The doctors at Desert Perinatal Associates monitor you for any problems that develop during gestation. You may need more frequent ultrasounds to check on the babies’ growth during the nine months, too.
You’re at risk for certain medical conditions when you have more than one baby in the womb. These include:
At Desert Perinatal Associates, the doctors have specialized training in maternal health that makes them especially skilled in supporting your health during pregnancy with multiples.
When you have more than one fetus, your babies are at a greater risk of health complications. These health complications include:
Multiples are also at risk of twin-twin transfusion syndrome, also called TTTS. If identical twins share a placenta, one baby may get too much blood flow and the other doesn’t get enough. Treatment is available through laser surgery.
If you’re pregnant with multiples, call the office to be evaluated for possible complications.