I do not suggest you try to have triplets on purpose

I do not suggest you do anything to try to increase your chances of having triplets. Multiples pregnancies have increase risk of complication and an increased risk of fetal death. Do not try to increase your chances of multiples on your own without your doctors approval.

Many doctors suggest that a mom pregnant with triplets consider selective reduction. If you doctor is giving you fertility treatments they will monitor you closely and discuss the risks of having multiples.

Please do not do anything without your doctors consent. Make sure you are informed of the risks.

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4Katie
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    03/28/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Good advice. I understand why doctors might suggest selective reduction due to complications and risks but I don't agree with it at all.
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    03/28/14
    4Katie
    Personally I don't think I could go through will selective reduction. I understand why they offer and recommend it but I don't think I could do it. I would never judge a mom who choses to do it though.
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      03/28/14
      I had to Google what selective reduction is... I thought nah, can't be what it sounds like. Oh my gosh!!! I mean, I get it in one sense, but I would never ever have the heart.
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