When is best for a delivery of twins?

Filed under: Your Pregnancy

I'll admit: When it comes to the pregnancy and delivery of twins, I'm a little stumped. Honestly, I always thought that twins came a month earlier, though I'm not sure where I got that idea.

Here's an article saying that the best time to deliver twins is between 38 and 39 weeks gestation. According to the article, many doctors in Britain deliver twins between 37 and 38 weeks, which some scientists are saying isn't good for the babies.

Researchers at The University of Ottawa, who came up with the numbers for delivery, say that an early delivery of twins at 37 showed a 17 percent chance of requiring lung ventilation in comparison to babies born at 39 weeks.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.