multifetal pregnancy reduction


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multifetal pregnancy reduction

In multiple pregnancies (as for triplets, quadruplets), the procedure for reducing the number of fetuses, to minimize the risk of maternal and fetal complications later in the pregnancy.
See also: reduction
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This is the major impetus for multifetal pregnancy reduction.
The committee properly distinguished multifetal pregnancy reductions (usually the by-product of fertility drugs), and selective fetal termination (when one of two or more fetuses is diagnosed as having an abnormality).