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multiple pregnancy

[′məl·tə·pəl ′preg·nən·sē]
(medicine)
Being pregnant with more than one fetus.
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Often when a multiple pregnancy occurs after ART treatment, the excitement of expecting more than one baby in the context of the overwhelming desire to have a family overshadows the risks that unfold.
1996 Multiple pregnancy woman Mandy Allwood spent a restless night after the loss of her eight babies, and needed oxygen to relax, publicist Max Clifford said.
20) As a result of the popularity of multiple implantations, Canada currently has one of the highest multiple pregnancy and multiple birth rates among industrialized countries.
Embryo quality is more important for younger women whereas age is more important for older women with regard to in vitro fertilization outcome and multiple pregnancy.
Multiple pregnancy occurs in about one-fifth of women with unexplained infertility who become pregnant after treatment with follicle-stimulating hormone to induce superovulation, the largest study to look at this outcome found.
Babies are also far more likely to be born a healthy weight if they are the result of a single rather than multiple pregnancy, a review of existing studies found.
Nuala Conway, 26, from Dunamore, Co Tyrone, was warned that carrying on with the multiple pregnancy could be dangerous.
Multiple pregnancy, smoking, a mother aged over 35, infection and maternal medical problems are also known to be risk factors.
Her multiple pregnancy was attributed to fertility drugs prescribed by a local doctor.
A summary chapter is included to help readers weigh their options when considering or faced with multiple pregnancy.
Chapters discuss the risks of a multiple pregnancy, how to reduce the risk of complications and carry multiple babies as close to full term as possible, how to cope with breastfeeding challenges, what to do when babies are born prematurely, adjusting to the physical and emotional demands of raising multiple babies, the unique challenge of caring for multiple toddlers, and much more.
The most common complication of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) is multiple pregnancy, which occurs in 25% of pregnancies following the transfer of two embryos.

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