Dr. Cook recalls the many multiple higher order birth deliveries he, and his partners, have participated in over the years.
We used to see a lot more of the higher order multiples before people reduced the number of embryos transferred so I remember in 1997 we had seven sets of quads that we delivered, quadruplet pregnancies or four fetuses – that number is decreasing.
Now we may do one or two sets of quadruplets in a year and that’s shared amongst my partners and then we might do a dozen sets of triplets, again, shared amongst my partners and many twins. So, that would be sort of hard for me to remember exactly how many, but I have a set of twins laboring right now that I will be delivering later today.
About Dr. Curtis Cook, M.D.:
Dr. Curtis R. Cook, M.D., is a maternal-fatal medicine specialist and the Associate Director for Phoenix Perinatal Associates providing care for women with complicated, high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Cook received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Butterworth Hospital in Michigan.