Multiple pregnancy: The management of twin and triplet pregnancies in the antenatal period
This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/cg129
This guideline offers best practice advice on the care of women with twin and triplet pregnancies.
Treatment and care should take into account women's needs and preferences. Women with twin and triplet pregnancies should have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their care and treatment, in partnership with their healthcare professionals. If women do not have the capacity to make decisions, healthcare professionals should follow the the Department of Health's advice on consent and the code of practice that accompanies the Mental Capacity Act. In Wales, healthcare professionals should follow advice on consent from the Welsh Government.
Good communication between healthcare professionals and women is essential. It should be supported by evidence-based written information tailored to women's needs. Treatment and care, and the information women are given about it, should be culturally appropriate. It should also be accessible to people with additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities, and to people who do not speak or read English.