Taking care of Premature Twins or Multiples

 

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If your twins or multiples are born prematurely, they may require hospitalization in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) while their immature systems catch up. It can be a frightening and frustrating experience for parents on many levels. Not only are you worried about your precious babies, but you may feel utterly helpless. Caring for newborn twins or multiples takes time, help, training, money, and emotional backing. Multiples can be premature and may be first cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Once babies can feed, grow, and stay warm, they can usually be sent home. While one baby may be healthy and strong at. Caring for Parents and Parenting Twins. Give yourself a pat on the back. You have gained new insights and practical tips on how to care for your newborn twins.

Now, it’s time to focus on caring for you and your partner – your twin’s most loving advocates. You need and deserve the same care that you’re giving your double bundle of joy. All aspects of caring for multiple babies are addressed, including possible complications of pregnancy, preparing for a multiple birth, coping with newborns who might need to spend time in a NICU, establishing a milk supply for multiple babies, adjusting as a couple, and caring for toddler multiples. Premature birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies in the US. Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births.

It is important to recognize that preterm deliveries, even if late preterm, should never be done for the convenience of the mother or obstetrician. Twins & Multiples: Surviving the First Year But when the twins arrived, the demands of caring for two babies caught the couple off guard. Recovering from a c-section or visiting premature. A third and more publicized reason is the increase in multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.) as a result of fertility treatments.[36] There is a documented rise in the risk of prematurity in multiple births, [15] Anne Y. Peebles, “Care of Premature Infants,” American Journal of Nursing 33 (1933): 866–6.

More than half of twins and nearly all triplets and other higher-order multiples are born prematurely. The earlier in pregnancy your babies are born, the more likely they are to have health problems. Some premature babies have to spend time in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (also called NICU). Caring for Multiples and premature babies, North London and Hertfordshire Level 3 and 4 accredited training for childcare professionals that look after multiples Course Overview.

This training day is specifically designed for any childcare professional who will be looking after multiples from birth to preschool.

List of related literature:

Vandecruys H, Avgidou K, Sererus E, et al: Dilemmas in the management of twins discordant for anencephaly diagnosed at 11+0 to 13+6 weeks of gestation.

“High Risk Pregnancy E-Book: Management Options Expert Consult” by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, Carl P. Weiner, Bernard Gonik
from High Risk Pregnancy E-Book: Management Options Expert Consult
by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Based on the observation that the risk of neonatal death associated with preterm birth at 32 weeks is 1 in 100, the risk for MA twins at this gestational age appears to be four times lower.

“Neonatology: A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases” by Giuseppe Buonocore, Rodolfo Bracci, Michael Weindling
from Neonatology: A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases
by Giuseppe Buonocore, Rodolfo Bracci, Michael Weindling
Springer Milan, 2012

Monochorionic twins aremore likelythan dichorionic twins to be IUGR and have higher perinatal mortality.

“Manual of Neonatal Care” by John P. Cloherty, Eric C. Eichenwald, Anne R. Hansen, Ann R. Stark
from Manual of Neonatal Care
by John P. Cloherty, Eric C. Eichenwald, et. al.
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2012

With twins or multiples, always be prepared for more than one resuscitation, and call for assistance.

“Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets” by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Nancy L. Caroline
from Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Nancy L. Caroline
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017

In the past, double survival of monoamniotic twins was so uncommon that such cases were deemed worthy of report.58 Preterm delivery, at 32 to 34 weeks’ gestation, has led to increased survival of monoamniotic twins.

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book” by Robert Resnik, Robert K. Creasy, Jay D. Iams, Charles J. Lockwood, Thomas Moore, Michael F Greene, Lesley Frazier
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book
by Robert Resnik, Robert K. Creasy, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

Skupski et al. (37) found that severe preeclampsia was more common among IVF triplet pregnancies (26.3%) than among IVF triplets reduced to twins (7.9%).

“Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques Fourth Edition: Volume 2: Clinical Perspectives” by David K. Gardner, Ariel Weissman, Colin M Howles, Zeev Shoham
from Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques Fourth Edition: Volume 2: Clinical Perspectives
by David K. Gardner, Ariel Weissman, et. al.
Taylor & Francis, 2012

Shahabi et al. (1997) were unable to save one twin despite making the diagnosis at 20 weeks; such cases are the reason why in our hospital these twins are hospitalized early, so that we can intervene quickly when flow compromise is diagnosed.

“Pathology of the Human Placenta, 5th Edition” by Kurt Benirschke, Peter Kaufmann, Rebecca N Baergen
from Pathology of the Human Placenta, 5th Edition
by Kurt Benirschke, Peter Kaufmann, Rebecca N Baergen
Springer New York, 2006

Untreated, this condition is usually fatal to both twins so early detection is vital to allow the opportunity for in utero therapy.

“Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care” by Roger Jones (Prof.)
from Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care
by Roger Jones (Prof.)
Oxford University Press, 2005

Acute polyhydramnios is more common in MZ pregnancies (10–15% of all twin pregnancies but 4–35% of monochorionic diamniotic pregnancies) and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome with placental arteriovascular anastamoses with unequal vascular distribution of blood.

“Oxford American Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology” by Errol R. Norwitz, S. Arulkumaran, I. Symonds, A. Fowlie
from Oxford American Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Errol R. Norwitz, S. Arulkumaran, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2007

All multiples are at risk for preterm labor, preterm delivery, gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, fetal growth restriction, and cesarean delivery.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Deborah A Driscoll, Vincenzo Berghella, William A Grobman, Sarah J Kilpatrick, Alison G Cahill
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
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