Multiple births now occur about once in every 41 births.
Having two or more babies has become more common. This is mainly
due to an increase in the number of mothers older than age 35 and
the use of fertility drugs and other techniques to assist getting
If you are having more than one baby, you will see your health
care provider more often. You may also have more ultrasounds and
other tests to monitor your babies' health. Be sure to talk with
your health care provider about any questions or concerns you have
about your pregnancy or these tests.
Carrying more than one baby means you will need to take very good
care of yourself. Here are some suggestions:
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