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Multiple Birth

General Information

Being pregnant with more than one baby increases the risk of premature birth. Approximately half of twins, and nearly all higher order multiples are born preterm. Many of the other possible causes of premature birth are just as likely, if not more likely, in a multiple pregnancy. TTTS can only occur in multiple pregnancies. Sometimes bed rest is suggested to help reduce the chances of premature birth, although this is not always needed or necessary.

Internet Links

Multiple Pregnancy

Support Groups

AMBA (Australian Multiple Birth Association - including links to the State groups)

Personal Stories

Mitchell and Harrison's Story
Jaiden and Hannah's Story
Mitchell and Antony's Story
Joshua and Caleb's Story


This information is intended as general background information only. Please check with your doctor or other health care provider for further and more specific information on how any condition affects you and/or your baby's health and before acting on any information presented here.

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