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34 Weeks Pregnant With Twins or Multiple Babies

If you are expecting more than one baby, your babies are most likely going to stay in the positions that they are in now, because their space is confined and they cannot move around very much. There are several positions that may occur in a multiple birth, which include:
 
  • Both twins are born headfirst. This occurs less than 50 percent of the time.
  • One twin will be in the vertex position (head down) and one twin will be in the breech position (lower part of the body comes first). This occurs 40 percent of the time.
  • One or both of the twins will lie across the mother's pelvis. This is called the transverse position.
     
Your healthcare provider will probably want to do an ultrasound to determine the positions of your babies so that a delivery plan can be made. Mothers who are expecting more than one baby should also note that 50 percent of multiple deliveries occur between week 34 and week 37.
  
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