Maternity Unit

Twins and More

Families expecting more than one baby often find themselves joyous yet concerned about the coming months. The majority of multiple pregnancies have a happy outcome but the chance of complications is increased, compared to pregnancies with one baby. Complications may include:

  • placenta and umbilical cord problems
  • raised blood pressure, sometimes referred to as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) 
  • pre-term labour and birth 
  • reduced growth of one or more babies.

Your antenatal care will mean more frequent clinic visits and will include: 

  • ultrasound monitoring for growth and development 
  • an invitation to the early pregnancy session before 20 weeks 
  • an invitation to the antenatal education course to help you prepare for the special demands of caring for more than one baby 
  • an invitation to the breastfeeding workshop specific to your needs 
  • coming along to our dedicated ‘multiples’ clinic.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

  • Sandra Bosman, Midwife for Multiple Pregnancies
  • tel: 0191 282 0542

This is the antenatal clinic office, please leave a message and we will return your call. 

Or you can email Sandra at:

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