Congratulations on your twin or multiple pregnancy!
At Weill Cornell Medicine, we understand that expecting twins, triplets or multiples is very exciting. It can also feel overwhelming or isolating. Many aspects of your pregnancy are different from a one-child (singleton) pregnancy.
While pregnant with multiple babies, you will need to see your doctor more frequently to monitor your and your babies’ health. You will have a higher risk for anemia, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, preterm birth and other complications. The obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) specialists at Weill Cornell Medicine are here to help you and your babies enjoy a healthy pregnancy and birth.
Personalized care for you and your babies: At Weill Cornell Medicine, our team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists understands that expecting multiples is exciting, overwhelming and tiring — all at the same time. We prioritize your physical and emotional well-being with expert, compassionate care. Our team:
● Empowers you with information about your pregnancy
● Personalizes all care based on your specific type of pregnancy, overall health and other factors
● Helps you achieve the best possible health and comfort throughout your pregnancy
● Helps you plan for and realize the best possible birth experience for you and your babies
Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of doctors and specialists. Your maternal-fetal medicine specialist may consult with experts in nutrition, integrative health and well-being, neonatology (newborn medicine), lactation consultants and other medical professionals as needed.
Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.
When you find out that you are carrying twins or multiples, our specialists will learn more about your pregnancy. They will determine if your babies share a placenta (the organ that grows in the uterus during pregnancy to deliver nutrients and oxygen and remove waste from your baby) or amniotic sac (a sac filled with fluid that contains and protects the unborn baby or babies). Your babies can also share both a placenta and amniotic sac.
Your doctor will proactively monitor you and your babies for any potential complications. This includes the position, weight and health of each baby, as well as your nutritional status and weight.
Our specialists will also provide counseling and guidance about:
● Vitamin and mineral intake
● Birth plans
● Resting enough during pregnancy
● Improving your comfort during pregnancy
● What to expect during the birth experience
● Breastfeeding multiples
● Caring for yourself and your babies during your fourth trimester and beyond
Prioritizing your comfort: When you are carrying more than one baby, uncomfortable symptoms can be more intense. Back pain, nausea, heartburn, fatigue and other common pregnancy symptoms can be more difficult to live with.
Our team will develop strategies to increase your comfort and quality of life, so that you can enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible.
Expert care for potential complications: When you are carrying more than one baby, it is important to seek expert care from a doctor who has experience caring for twin or multiple pregnancies.
Your doctor will closely monitor your and your babies’ health because multiple pregnancies have a higher risk of developing complications, including anemia, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, preterm birth and others. If your babies share a placenta, your doctor will closely monitor for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a serious condition in which the blood is shared unequally.
At Weill Cornell Medicine, our team of obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) specialists have the expertise and compassion to monitor you and your babies’ health. Our doctors diagnose any complication as soon as possible and provide the most advanced treatment options.
Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to enhance your patient experience.
The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.