Published: 2021-11-25

Risks and challenges in multiple pregnancy

Aditi Agarwal, Arti Sharma, Neeta Bansal, Neha Panwar, Shweta Singh, Swati Kohli


Because of breakthroughs in reproductive medicine, multiple pregnancies have become more common in the industrialized world. As a result, obstetric care for women with multiple pregnancies and neonatal care for the same has become more demanding. Multifetal pregnancies are linked to an elevated risk for both the mother and child. There is increased incidence of obstetric complications such as spontaneous abortion, hypertensive disorders, placenta previa, and fetal malformations. Perinatal outcome is also affected which is attributable to increased incidence of fetal complications like prematurity, congenital malformations, growth discordance and cord accidents. We are presenting 2 cases, one of MCMA twin pregnancy with fetal congenital anomaly and another of a triplet pregnancy and their perinatal outcomes.


Multifetal pregnancies, Congenital malformations, MCMA twin pregnancy

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