Increased chance of giving birth before 37 weeks
(preterm birth), which poses greater risks of illness, disability, and
death. For more information, see the topics Preterm Labour and Premature
Having a baby born with a birth defect that occurs when something is wrong with the genes or chromosomes. Certain genetic disorders may be more likely to occur in multiple pregnancies.
Multiple pregnancies conceived by the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) may have a greater risk of certain pregnancy problems. Talk to your doctor about the risks related to your treatment.
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine