Multiple pregnancies

TwinsMultiple pregnancy is when a woman is expecting two or more babies at one time. This happens to about 1 in 65 women. Each year in the UK there are over 12,000 multiples births. At BSUH around 2.7% of our births are multiples.

Discovering you are expecting more than one baby can be both exciting and overwhelming news. Most parents are understandably a little apprehensive as being pregnant with more than one baby brings a unique set of challenges.

At the dating scan the sonographer (the person performing the scan) will be checking to see how many babies you are carrying, if your babies are in separate sacs and whether they share a placenta.

Our aim is to provide you with both support and information to help you and your family prepare for your pregnancy, your birth and for when your babies arrive.