Can a woman get pregnant with triplets naturally?

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Can a woman get pregnant with triplets naturally?

Naturally, twins occur in about one in 250 pregnancies, triplets in about one in 10,000 pregnancies, and quadruplets in about one in 700,000 pregnancies. The main factor that increases your chances of having a multiple pregnancy is the use of infertility treatment, but there are other factors.

What happens if you get pregnant with triplets?

Premature birth. The greatest risk in carrying triplets is your babies being born prematurely. In fact, 60% of all multiple pregnancies occur before 37 weeks of gestation. The average gestation for a triplet pregnancy is even lower, at 32 weeks.

How rare is it to be pregnant with triplets?

Not all treatments for infertility increase your odds of twins, but most do. Here are some of the treatments that may lead to twins. Clomid and Femera have the lowest rate of twins, ranging from 5% to 12%. The rate of triplets and higher order multiples is under 1%.

How does it feel to be pregnant with triplets?

You may experience more severe morning sickness, exhaustion, and general discomfort. Triplet pregnancies are also associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes. This can seem like a lot to take in, but your healthcare provider can help you manage these challenges.

How many placentas are needed for triplets?

It is possible to have triplets where two of the babies are identical twins (and may share one placenta, and even one sac) and the third baby is non-identical (with completely separate placenta and sac).

How soon do you start showing with triplets?

How many babies you are carrying will also affect how much your uterus needs to stretch, and mean that perhaps you show earlier – so if you’re expecting twins, triplets, quadruplets, or quintuplets, then you might show as early as 6 weeks.

When do you start showing with triplets?

How much weight do you gain with triplets?

Weight gain depends on a number of factors including height, body type, and pre-pregnancy weight. However, most women who are carrying twins are encouraged to gain 35 to 45 pounds. Women carrying triplets are advised to gain 50 to 60 pounds.

Is it safe to have triplets?

(Giving birth to triplets or more vaginally is very rare and not recommended because of the higher risk of labour complications and infant mortality.) Since almost all triplets or more will be born prematurely, they will need special care – for example, in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Do you have 3 placentas with triplets?

In a dichorionic twin pregnancy, one embryo has its own placenta, and the other two share one. The babies sharing a placenta might be identical while the other baby with its own placenta will not be. With triplets, if each of the three babies has their own placenta, the term trichorionic is used.

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