Newly reported from Canada: Rate of Twin Births Increased in Pregnancies With Higher BMI

The rate of twin deliveries increased with increasing body mass index (BMI), and part of this association was explained by higher use of assisted reproductive technology (ART), according to a study published online Jan. 9 in JAMA Network Open.

Jeffrey N. Bone, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and colleagues examined the association between BMI and twin birth and the role of ART as a potential mediator in this association. The analysis included 392,046 deliveries (gestational age of ≥20 weeks) with complete data identified from the British Columbia Perinatal Database Registry (2008 to 2020).

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