Obstetrics & gynaecology

At-risk twin pregnancies benefit from an intervention called cerclage

Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage—those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk—and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population. A new multi-center ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Caesarean twin births triple over the last 30 years

The proportion of twins born by caesarean delivery in Victoria increased threefold, from 24% to 71% of all twin births, during 1983–2015, despite high-level evidence that routine caesarean delivery of twins does not benefit ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study seeks to guide maternal weight gain in twin pregnancies

An old adage urges pregnant women to "eat for two." So with twins, is it "eat for three?" While that is likely bad advice, when it comes to twin pregnancies, clinicians don't have firm guidelines for ideal weight gain due ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Severe maternal complication risk four times higher with twins

(HealthDay)—Women with twin pregnancies have a four-fold increased risk for severe maternal complications both before and after delivery, compared to women with singleton pregnancies, according to a study published online ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

PCOS linked to increased risk of preterm delivery for twins

(HealthDay)—Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis is associated with increased risk of preterm delivery in twin pregnancies, according to a study published in the September issue of BJOG: An International Journal of ...

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