“Multiple pregnancies are one of the miracles for every woman in the world. Multiple pregnancies are risky for 90% of women who conceive multiple pregnancies. Although, it does not end with unsuccessful birth or death of one of the kids, multiple pregnancies are difficult but not impossible” said Dr. Garima Tyagi. Further adding, she described various kinds of risks involve in multiple pregnancies. Dr. Garima Tyagi is best Gynecologist in Ghaziabad and practicing Gynecology for over 25 years at Shree Narayan Hospital.
1- Preterm labor
Dr. Garima informed “according to a study in Gynecology 50 t0 60 percent of multiple pregnancies take into labor in just 37 weeks. The shortening of pregnancy time period depends upon the number of fetus into the womb. More fetuses indicate lessening of pregnancy time period. Early birth or preterm labor contains the risk of immature or undeveloped babies.”
In multiple pregnancies, risk of Miscarriage increases by 3 times in the first trimester and also remains rest of the time period of pregnancy. Multiple pregnancies pose higher risk of miscarriage reason being vanishing twin syndrome in which more than one fetus diagnosed. During the miscarriage in multiple pregnancies, there are more chances that bleeding will not take place.
3- Birth Defect
In last two decades, Dr. Garima Tyagi came into handling numerous of multiple pregnancies cases and she speaks “according to my career experience, 20 to 30 percent of multiple pregnancies cases involved babies with birth defects such as heart abnormalities, neural tube defects, gastrointestinal and so on.” There is no or very less cure for these children born with birth defects.
4- Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome
This syndrome is one of the most complicated risk involve in multiple pregnancies. However, this syndrome takes place only when the fetuses in the womb are identical twins. Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome is defined as development of single placenta between two identical twins which cause the diversion of blood from one fetus to another. According to a study 15% multiple pregnancies turn out to be cause by TTTS every year.
Anemia is a medical condition that may take place during pregnancy. Dr. Garima Tyagi told “Risk or chances of anemia in multiple pregnancies is twice as in normal pregnancies.”
These were the range of risk involved in multiple pregnancies. Dr. Garima, best Gynecologist in Ghaziabad suggests “women with multiple pregnancies should come into contact with her gynecologist immediately if severe pain takes place. It might be miscarriage as bleeding does not really takes place in multiple pregnancies in case of miscarriage.”