Are triplets high risk?
The most common pregnancy complication with triplets or more is premature birth. Your healthcare team will also keep an eye on your own health. Carrying multiple babies puts you at higher risk of: pre-term labour — going into labour early.
What happens if you get pregnant with triplets?
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.
At what week are triplets usually born?
If you’re carrying more than one baby, chances are good you’ll deliver early. Twins are usually born around 36 weeks — four weeks early. Triplets arrive at about 33 weeks, and quads often make their debut at 31 weeks.
How do you know if you are pregnant with triplets?
The only way to know if you’re pregnant with more than one baby during your pregnancy is through an ultrasound exam with your healthcare provider. During this test, your provider can look at images of the inside of your uterus and confirm how many babies are in there.
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).