Multiple birth

What are my options for delivery if I am expecting more than one baby?

Since there is a higher risk of complications for multiple delivery, you will be advised to be cared for by an obstetrician and deliver in hospital. Usually at the delivery, there is a team of health professionals, including a care-provider for each baby.

In the case of twins, the process of labour is the same as in a singleton delivery, but the babies will be more closely monitored, usually with an electronic monitor strapped around your abdomen. Many women are able to deliver twins vaginally, although Caesarean sections are more common in twins than in singleton deliveries.

Multiple deliveries are much more likely to deliver early. In the case of triplets or more, delivery will typically be via a planned C-section.