A survey of around 1,400 women found that the South East and West Midlands provided the worst care when it came to multiple births, with the North East offering the best.
In conclusion to the report’s finding, it said that NICE guidelines on antenatal care “had not been implemented”.
In 2011, NICE published guidelines for multiple pregnancies which says all women expecting multiple babies should have a named midwife, obstetrician and sonographer.
The survey, conducted by the Twin and Multiple Births Association and NCT, showed only 10-18% health care units implemented the NICE guidelines in full.
However, one in three women who took the survey said they did not see a named specialist obstetrician, with just 20% saying they saw a specialist midwife and 28% saw a specialist sonographer.
In comparison, Scotland performed positively when it came to care for women expecting twins or triplets, with 85% of women being seen by a specialist obstetrician and 38% saw a specialist midwife.
Commenting on the results of the survey, Chief Executive of the Twins and Multiple Births Association, Keith Reed said: “This report paints a bleak picture with variations in the standard of multiple-pregnancy care across the country.
“The NHS Maternity Review needs to address this issue as a matter of urgency to prevent babies’ lives being put at risk.”
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Source: BBC News