Twin Birth Study published!

By , 14 October 2013

Twin Birth Study published!

Canadian researchers have recently published the findings of a randomised control trial comparing outcomes for mothers and babies of twin pregnancies, comparing planned vaginal birth to planned vaginal delivery.  This study took place over 7 years and across more than 100 countries, and followed the outcomes of more than 2800 women with twins who gave birth between 32 weeks and 38 weeks 6 days of pregnancy.  Their findings were in line with previous large observational studies, which have shown that twins tend to be born earlier and with slightly more complications than their singleton counterparts.  Additionally, they confirmed that the second baby to be born (usually called "twin 2") generally bears more risk than the first twin.  Importantly, however, this large, well-conducted study found no difference in outcomes between those who planned a vaginal birth and those who planned a caesarean section.  This finding gives clinicians and expecting mums valuable information with which to base their choices and plans about childbirth.  The abstract of this landmark clinical trial is available here.

 

Twin Birth Study published!
 

About Dr David Moore

Twin Birth Study published!

David is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and undertook his specialist training in Queensland.  He is highly skilled in the management of complex and high-risk pregnancies, and has special training in minimally-invasive surgery, endometriosis, pelvic floor and incontinence surgery.  David has completed a Master of Reproductive Medicine and is skilled in the assessment and management of fertility problems, and can offer the full range of assisted reproductive treatments.  He is a Senior Lecturer with The University of Queensland Medical School, and has published both medical journal and textbook contributions.

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