NHS told to improve multiple birth care

NICE calls for improved care of pregnant mums carrying twins or triplets

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has called for improved care of pregnant mothers carrying twins or triplets.

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Improvements were called for to reduce the medical risks and high levels of unnecessary caesarean births associated with having twins or triplets. The new guidance from NICE also hopes to bring down the numbers of twins and triplets who need neonatal and specialist care at birth.

This advice has been welcomed by the Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba), whose chief executive, Keith Reed, said, ‘Women expecting multiples deserve the highest standards of care, and these very welcome guidelines will help ensure that clinical teams can focus on delivering that.’

Visit Tamba.org.uk for more information on multiple births.

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