Pattycake25

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So, my aunt is a 40-year-old woman who is carrying triplets (first cycle of IVF was clearly a resounding success). It's been exactly one month since fertilization. I'm wondering if my savvy peers can tell me what the odds are of all three surviving to term in good health? I'm terrified of really responding - like at all - to her, because I don't want to inadvertently give her false assurance that of course everything will be just fine, dont worry. =/
 

cabinbuilder

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She needs to talk to her doctor. You are seeking medical advice about odds of survival which no one can give you an answer to because every case is different.
 

Pattycake25

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She needs to talk to her doctor. You are seeking medical advice about odds of survival which no one can give you an answer to because every case is different.
I know cases are as unique as the patients themselves, but I was just wondering about general statistics. If there's usually a high probability that they all survive in good shape, I will be more enthusiastic than if there is a high probability one or more of them will be impaired, or die. Google dug up some research articles, but nothing too concrete.

Edit: I'm seeking this information for my own benefit, with no intention of sharing it with my aunt. I actually can't just ask her what her doctor thinks, because a) my aunt would be overly concerned as to why I ask, and b) her doctor has poor bedside manner, and I don't know if she'd get the most brutally honest answers to her questions. =/
 

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my guess is that they'll be born at least a month early, but everything will be fine once they get out of the NICU. She's not that old, and the risk mostly has to do with chromosomal abnormalities.
 
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