Conversations with the Patient about Twin Pregnancy
The risk of complications is higher for a twin pregnancy, so your patient may have questions, concerns and fears. She will benefit from education about the type of twins that she is carrying, how she can best maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout gestation, and the options available to her for delivery.
How should I speak with my patient about twin pregnancy?
When you meet with your patient, it may be helpful to discuss:
Possible need to refer to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, why this may be necessary, what will happen during the referral, the role of the specialist throughout the pregnancy, labor and delivery, and how you, her primary obstetrician, will continue to be involved.
Appropriate birth plans to consider for twin delivery.