Triplet gestation: maternal and neonatal implications.
Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae
Triplet pregnancy of over 20 weeks gestation occurred 20 times during 75,506 deliveries at a referral hospital. Commonly occurring maternal complications included premature delivery (75%), antepartum anemia (35%), postpartum hemorrhage (35%), preeclampsia (20%), and premature spontaneous rupture of the membranes (20%). Malpresentation was common. Neonatal complications were also common and included respiratory distress syndrome (45%), presumptive sepsis (36.6%), hyperbilirubinemia (33%), and neonatal death (21.6%). These high complication rates emphasize the importance of early identification and referral center care for these vulnerable pregnancies.
Adult, Apgar Score, Birth Weight, Female, Gestational Age, Humans, Infant Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Newborn, Diseases, Infant, Small for Gestational Age, Iowa, Maternal Age, Obstetric Labor Complications, Obstetric Labor, Premature, Parity, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy, Multiple, Triplets
Published Article/Book Citation
Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae (1985) 34:1-2, pp. 81-88.