Recommendation ID
Information and emotional support:- Does additional information and emotional support improve outcomes in twin and triplet pregnancies?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- The guideline review identified insufficient evidence to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of several specific aspects of information giving and emotional support in twin and triplet pregnancies. The evidence that was identified was generally of low quality. Outstanding research questions include: What is the effectiveness of information and emotional support in improving maternal satisfaction and psychological wellbeing, and in increasing the uptake of breastfeeding? Should different information and support be offered according to the chorionicity of the pregnancy? Well-designed prospective studies (including randomised controlled trials or observational studies, and qualitative research to elicit views and experiences of women with twin and triplet pregnancies) should be conducted to inform future NICE guidance.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Multiple pregnancy: antenatal care for twin and triplet pregnancies
Date issued
September 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No