Prenatal Care and Nutrition
Nutrition is especially important if you are carrying twins as your body has higher energy needs. The risk of certain complications is higher with twins including high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, growth restriction and preterm labor so you will be closely monitored. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome is another possible complication in which more blood flow goes to one of the babies at the expense of the other. This syndrome is usually found in the second trimester and should be treated right away.
We will often recommend co-management of your pregnancy with the Perinatology Service at Waukesha Memorial Hospital adjacent to our main office.
In some cases, twins can be delivered vaginally and in others, a caesarean delivery may be required. The preferred route of delivery will be determined by the position of the fetuses, fetal heart rate monitoring and the health status of you and your babies.