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I can answer questions on PCOS, Clomid, spontaneous reduction, preterm labor, severe prematurity, micropreemies, NICU, how to raise triplets without outside help, life with triplets and more, cerebral palsy, visual impairments, Asperger's/autism, and breastfeeding.

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I have bgg triplets born in 1999 and three more boys born in 2002, 2006, and 2008, the last two by VBA2C (vaginal birth after 2 cesareans). My triplets were born at 26 weeks. My singletons were all full-term and fully breastfed. We have raised our triplets with no help and with a blind father. One of our triplets is also disabled with mild CP and mild autism, two have some vision problems, and one has had lung issues since birth.

What do you like about this subject?

Having triplets is an exciting family dynamic, offering a chance to see our children interact in ways parents of only singletons don't get to see.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I still hope to come to peace with many of the circumstances surrounding the birth of our triplets, as well as their first years.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Having triplets is the most amazing experience in my life, and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

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Recent Answers from Elayne Glantzberg

2013-07-13 clomid twins:

The overall risk of twins on Clomid is about 5-15%, depending on where you get your information, which is definitely higher than the 1-3% risk in the general population.  I am not aware of any specific

2013-03-11 ivf twin preg:

I can't imagine that you would need a second test, unless the first one was ambivalent or there is some other reason for your doctor to suspect a new infection.  This test is not directly related to a

2012-06-27 Can i have twins in a future if it runs in the family?:

Your sister would have a higher probability of having twins.  You would not.  When twins run in the family, they are fraternal twins, which happens when the mother releases two eggs instead of one.  Nothing

2012-04-29 metformin for pcos:

I have several suggestions for you.  The first is to try out the Brewer diet (  This is a fantastic diet for avoiding/treating gestational diabetes.  In particular, having two eggs

2011-11-30 Two sacs, low heart rates:

Each baby right now has the same chance of survival as a singleton.  They are not big enough or crowded enough to be competing for resources yet.  They probably aren't even "aware" of each other yet chemically


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