About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information is about antenatal care (care during pregnancy) for women who are pregnant with twins or triplets (known as a multiple pregnancy). This information is set out in NICE clinical guideline 129.

Pregnancy is measured in weeks so we have referred to your pregnancy in weeks (and days where appropriate).

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are pregnant with twins or triplets (confirmed by ultrasound).

It does not cover women who:

  • are pregnant with 4 or more babies

  • have a monochorionic pregnancy (where 2 babies share a placenta) and who are suspected to have feto-fetal transfusion syndrome (where 2 babies sharing a placenta receive an unequal amount of blood); these women should receive care from a team of specialists

  • are looking for information about the type of delivery women with twin and triplet pregnancies might have, or their care during labour or after birth.

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