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Multiple pregnancy: twin and triplet pregnancies [QS46]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Women with a multiple pregnancy have the chorionicity and amnionicity of their pregnancy determined using ultrasound and recorded between 11 weeks 0 days and 13 weeks 6 days.

Quality standard measure: The proportion of women with a multiple pregnancy who receive an ultrasound scan between 11 weeks 0 days and 13 weeks 6 days to determine and record the chorionicity and amnionicity of their pregnancy.
What was measured: Proportion of women who reported they had the chorionicity and amnionicity of their pregnancy determined by 14 weeks.
Data collection end: July 2015
81.6%
Area covered: UK
Source: A Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA) - NCT Joint Report. Maternity Services and Multiple Births.


Statement: 8

Women with a multiple pregnancy have a discussion by 32 weeks with one or more members of the multidisciplinary core team about the timing of birth and possible modes of delivery so that a birth plan can be agreed.

Quality standard measure: The proportion of women with a multiple pregnancy who have a discussion with one or more members of the multidisciplinary core team by 32 weeks about the timing of birth and possible modes of delivery.
What was measured: Proportion of women who reported discussing the likelihood of a caesarean or vaginal birth and timing of birth.
Data collection end: July 2015
86.6%
Area covered: UK
Source: A Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA) - NCT Joint Report. Maternity Services and Multiple Births.



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