Economic and social implications of multiple birth

Doris Margaret Campbell, Edwin Roland Van Teijlingen, L. Yip

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Abstract

This paper provides the background statistics and trends on multiple births. It highlights a number of factors that influence parents with multiples, including social situation, psychological adjustment and economic circumstances. It is often assumed that these areas of concern arise only after the babies have been born, but clinicians should be aware that many are seen in the antenatal period as well. Apart from the socioeconomic cost to individual families, multiple births also carry a cost to society. A number of self-help groups and voluntary organisations can assist parents of multiples. This is especially important if parents find that family and friends cannot or will not come forward.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-668
Number of pages11
JournalBest Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Volume18
Issue number4
Early online date26 Jun 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

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Keywords

  • multiple birth
  • social support
  • socioeconomic factors
  • self-help groups

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Economic and social implications of multiple birth. / Campbell, Doris Margaret; Van Teijlingen, Edwin Roland; Yip, L.

In: Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol. 18, No. 4, 08.2004, p. 657-668.

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Campbell, Doris Margaret ; Van Teijlingen, Edwin Roland ; Yip, L. / Economic and social implications of multiple birth. In: Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2004 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 657-668.
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