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Open Access Original Research

Comparison of pregnancy outcome of natural twin pregnancies versus multifetal pregnancies selectively reduced to twinss

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1 Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Camden, NJ (USA)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1997, 24(1), 17–18;
Published: 10 March 1997
Abstract

The high rate of multiple gestations following ovulation induction with and without assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has led to an increased interest in selective reduction. The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy outcome of 6 triplet and 2 quin­tuplet pregnancies following selective reduction to twins to a group of 30 natural twin pregnancies delivered during the same time period. Outcome variables compared included birth weights, gender, gestational age at delivery, route of delivery, and neonatal com­plications. Results failed to demonstrate an adverse effect of selective reduction on pregnancy outcome.

Keywords
Multifetal selective reduction
Pregnancy outcome
Twins
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