oct 29th 2009
Being pregnant with triplets is a lot different then with singletons. Instead on a “due date” you get milestones. Your first one is 20 weeks. Usually once you’ve past 20 weeks the threat of miscarriage is gone. The second is 24 weeks, at 24 weeks pregnant there is about an 85% survival rate if the babies were born at this point. They call it the viability point.
Your next milestone is 28 weeks. Babies born after 28 weeks generally do not have long term disabilities due to the premature birth, and generally the survival rate is excellent at that point. Now your last milestone (or milestones) is about when to deliver. I have a goal of 36 weeks. At 36 weeks they should be big and healthy enough not to need NICU time and can come straight home. Triplets on average are delivered around 32 weeks, so this last milestone is more of a personal one. Today we have hit our 24 week milestone and are thrilled!