multiple birth

(redirected from Multiple Births)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Multiple Births: Octomom, Septuplets

multiple birth

n
(Medicine) a birth at which two or more children are born at the same time
References in periodicals archive ?
Prof Ledger said: 'I think these cost estimates are conservative, and there is a lot of money to be saved by cutting multiple births, not to mention all the tragedies and struggles that would be avoided as well
In multiple births, babies' heads are much softer because they are usually pre-term.
The increase in multiple births in IVF units does put pressure on the Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the big four maternity hospitals because multiple births are strongly associated with preterm delivery.
ONS statistician Nicola Haines said: "The proportion of women having multiple births in 2016 decreased slightly compared with 2015.
TINY Rylea and Robyn's survival has delighted and amazed an expert in multiple births.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has seen a dramatic rise in the number of multiple births.
The rate of multiple births increased to 16 per 1,000 women giving birth, compared with 15.
The number of multiple births has almost doubled in the last 30 years, and around 200 sets of triplets are born every year in Britain.
As a result of this and other scientific breakthroughs multiple births are on the increase.
The number of multiple births has almost doubled in the last 30 years, and around 200 sets of triplets are born every year in Britain - so the leading lights at ITV have spotted an opportunity for another insightful documentary.
House members are seeking the granting of mandatory government support for triplets, quadruplets and other higher order multiple births to assist parents who are faced with the problem of raising several children all at the same time yet are not economically prepared for such a situation.
A third of mums of twins and triplets aren't getting access to an obstetrician specially trained in caring for multiple pregnancies, according to a new survey by the Twins & Multiple Births Association.

Full browser ?