Twin pregnancies represent 3% of all births in the United States. Currently, approximately 75% of all twin pregnancies are delivered via cesarean. However, recent studies suggest that this high rate may not be necessary and that vaginal delivery of twins can be achieved safely for the mother and her twins. At MFM Associates, we care for and deliver many twin pregnancies. The article below is a review of twin delivery written by Dr. Stephanie Melka, Dr. James Miller, and Dr. Nathan Fox. It was published in December 2017 in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.
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