Title

Triplet gestation: maternal and neonatal implications.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1985

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae

Start Page

81

End Page

88

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/obgyn_pubs/919