Medical Guidelines for Twin Pregnancy and Birth
National Institute of Clinical Excellence produce patient guides for twin pregnancy based on up to date research and recommended good practice. They are free and can be downloaded from the NICE website. They will take you through recommended care pathways and explain procedures clearly.
Guideline 129 Antenatal care for women who are pregnant with twins or triplets
Guideline 132 Caesarean Section
Guideline 70 Induction
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists produce good practice clinical guidelines on various topics relevant to twin pregnancy including:-
Guideline No. 7 Antenatal Corticosteroids to Reduce Neonatal Morbidity
Guideline No. 51 Monochorionic Twin Pregnancy, Management
Practical and Emotional Support for Twins or Triplets
Twins Trust provide a wide range of useful publications for those expecting multiples including a Healthy Twin Pregnancy Guide for Multiples as well as numerous support groups plus a telephone support line – Twinline. To find out more visit the Twins Trust website.
The Multiple Birth Foundation also offers publications and support for families expecting twins or more.
Tommys provide information and support for couples facing the prospect of a premature birth. They produce a free guide on Having a Premature Baby. Bliss also provide support for families facing special care for their babies.
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