I’ve finally found a little time to do some triplet research. Here are some of the interesting facts I found:
- Average birth weight for triplets is 4lbs 1oz.
- Average NICU stay is 18-19 days
- Average days in the hospital is 22-23 days
- 80.7% of triplets were all fraternal
- 2.9% of triplets were all identical
- 11.6 % of triplets were a combination of identical and fraternal
- 49.51% of triplets were female
- 49.36% of triplets were male
While the stats are close … it would figure that we get all boys! ♥
Many mothers expecting higher-order multiples births are hospitalized prior to delivery. Below is the percentage of survey respondents who indicated being hospitalized prior to delivery based on the type of multiples:
- 61.5% Twins (hospitalized on average 1 time)
- 70.5% Triplets (hospitalized on average 1.7 times)
- 86.1% Quadruplets (hospitalized on average 3.8 times)
- 84.6% Quintuplets (hospitalized on average 1.4 times)
- 100% Sextuplets or more
i will not be having babies, mostly because i am 15 and doing a health assignment..
I am an identical female triplet from the 1950s. Doc thought Mom was having one large baby. Finally sent her for x-ray . All born vaginal with 2 hours between each. Mom almost bled to death. All babies came home within 2 weeks. All about 5 pounds at birth. Wow how times have changed in care of multiple births.
I am a triplet to 2 brothers and one sister