Multiple gestation pregnancies have a higher rate of preterm labor and delivery than non-multiple gestation pregnancies. You can help reduce your risk of preterm labor by receiving good prenatal care, eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, and promptly reporting any problems.
Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of preterm labor that are many times associated with multiple gestations, can help us provide timely treatment for controlling contractions so your pregnancy can continue until the babies are more fully developed and mature.
The following are signs and symptoms that are associated with preterm labor. However, these signs can also be a part of a normal healthy pregnancy. What you need to keep in mind is what may represent a change from your normal patterns and experiences:
If you experience any of the above, or if you feel something is different, contact your doctor/midwife.
If your provider believes that you are experiencing any of the early warning signs and symptoms of preterm labor, or are at-risk of experiencing preterm labor, you may be ask to do the following: