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Triplets, quads and more

Finding out you are expecting a baby can evoke many contradicting emotions of joy and excitement, switching to panic and fear. Your life is about to change as you know it. If you are one of the few families who find out they are expecting triplets, quads or even more, then these feelings may be quite overwhelming! Don't worry this is a normal reaction to a very special and unusual situation. Just to give you an idea about how special you are, only 0.03% of all births in the UK are triplets. Quads or more are even rarer, with just three sets born in the UK in 2013.

To help you during pregnancy and the early days, we're created a factsheet for parents expecting three or more. It includes helpful information, frequently asked questions and stories for parents of triplets and quads. If you prefer, you can also download the factsheet in three separate sections:

Factsheet for Parents of Triplets, Quads or More! Click to download.Below you can also listen to two video series, one from a mum or triplets and one from a dad, talking about their pregnancy journey and life in the early days with three babies.  We also have a Facebook support group for triplet parents. Please email support-team@tamba.org.uk for more information. This group is moderated by Tamba Support Team and our parent moderators.

Please note to access our Tamba support groups you either need to provide your current Tamba membership number or if you are not a member of Tamba for security you must be willing to provide your contact details.

  • Have found out they are expecting triplets or more and would like suggestions on how to cope

  • Are coping with triplets or more on a daily basis

  • Have higher multiples in their teenage years

Below, Professor Mark Killby from Birmingham Women's Hospital, discusses what care should be received when expecting triplets or more and what can be done to reduce potential risks.


In our video series, mum Anna talks about her experience of finding out, giving birth, spending time in special care, and coping in the early days.

Dad Gerard talks about what it's like to be a father of triplets. He also gives his top tips for anyone whose partner is expecting triplets. 

Do you need a translator?

If you want to find out more about Tamba's support services, but struggle with English, we can provide you with an interpreter to help you access this service. All you have to do is call the office, or get someone to call on your behalf, on 01252 332344 and request a translator. From there we will then organise a time and date to give you a call with a translator on the line. Tamba’s translation services are provided by LanguageLine Solutions who can translate into over 180 different languages. See our translation page for more information.


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