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Make sure you go to all your antenatal appointments, so any problems can be picked up early and treated if necessary. Twins canada goose outlet location and triplets have a higher risk of being born prematurely (before 37 weeks) and having a low birth weight of under 2.5kg canada goose outlet uk sale (5.5lb). Triplets have a 94% chance of being born prematurely and of having a low birth weight.

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