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.