higher order pregnancy

higher order pregnancy

a pregnancy in which the woman carries three or more fetuses.

high·er or·der preg·nan·cy

(hī'ĕr ōr'dĕr preg'năn-sē)
A pregnancy that has three fetuses (triplets) or more.
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To minimize higher order pregnancy 2-3 fertilized ova are placed in-utero in ART.
Neonates of higher order pregnancy have high infant mortality rate, especially in lower socio-economic strata.
For example, among family planning clinic clients, 35% reported that their last second or higher order pregnancy was unintended (8% mistimed, 27% unwanted), whereas 64% of prenatal clinic clients reported that their current second or higher order pregnancy was unintended (23% mistimed, 41% unwanted).
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