Many families with multiples have travelled, or still are travelling, a long and difficult road. The task of carrying, delivering and raising two or more children at once is extremely demanding with many associated risks and challenges.
4,375 total multiple births in 2015
Up to 65% of all multiples are born preterm (80% if triplets or more)
Low birth weight occurs in 50% of all twin births, and 95% of triplet and higher order multiple births
15% of identical twins are affected by Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome
These are the numbers that unite multiple birth families. These are the numbers that give strength to AMBA’s cause. A cause about providing more support to families with multiples across Australia. ‘Support from those who know’.
We encourage families, schools and support organisations to discover more by visiting www.facebook.com/AustralianMultipleBirthAssociation.