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Types of multiple pregnancy

Multiple pregnancies, including triplets and more, are rare but require lots of support. Find out about the different types of multiple pregnancy here.

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Multiple pregnancy (triplets or more)

Learning you're pregnant with triplets or more can be a shock, but overall, most parents find having multiple babies to be a positive experience.

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Multiple birth - triplets or more

If you are pregnant with triplets or more, the birth will need careful planning. The main risk is that they will be born prematurely. Find out more here.

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Pregnant with twins

If you're pregnant with twins, a healthy lifestyle and diet will help you cope with your pregnancy and give your babies the best start in life.

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What are the current multiple pregnancy and birth trends?

There has been an overall increasing trend in multiple births in the last two decades in Australia. Attributed largely to the increased use of fertility drugs and assisted reproduction technology and the growing number of older mothers.

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Fraternal twins & identical twins | Raising Children Network

Whether you’re having fraternal twins or identical twins, it’s good to find out during pregnancy. Get the facts you need about different types of twins.

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The psychology of raising twins and multiples

Helping twins to understand the psychology of their relationship means going right back to conception. They've had to share space right from the time of conception, and that really sets the stage for sharing space right throughout life.

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Twins and multiple births - Better Health Channel

Multiple births are more common than they used to be, due to the increased use of assisted reproductive techniques, in particular the use of fertility drugs.

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Pregnant with twins? About twin pregnancy | Raising Children Network

Pregnant with twins? Twin pregnancy can have more complications, so you’ll need more check-ups. Here’s what to expect in your pregnancy and antenatal care.

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Expecting twins?

Congratulations from Twins Research Australia on your happy news. No doubt you are keen to find out as much as possible about twin pregnancy and the early days of parenting.

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