Term: Multiple Birth

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-08-15

Definition:

The birth of two or more children during a single delivery with a gestation of 20 weeks or more.

For a list of ICD codes identifying multiple birth outcomes, please see the ICD Codes for Mother Delivery Outcomes - from Child Health Atlas Update - 2008 documentation available in the Links section below.

For more information on the outcomes of delivery, please see the Outcome of Delivery concept.

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)