pregnancy reduction


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pregnancy reduction

The intentional elimination of one or more fetuses carried by a woman with a multifetal pregnancy.
Synonym: fetal reduction
See also: reduction
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Multifetal pregnancy reduction is best performed in the first trimester of pregnancy after aneuploidy screening and confirmation of chorionicity, thus ensuring that the remaining fetus(es) is/are healthy.
There are chapters on pregnancy loss, ectopic pregnancy, gestational trophoblastic disease, and multi-fetal pregnancy reduction.
Sandra Waters, sexual health and teenage pregnancy reduction service assistant, said: "Christmas can be a time when a high percentage of incidents of unprotected sex occur.
NEW ORLEANS -- Multifetal pregnancy reduction of triplets to twins did not improve perinatal outcome in a study of 94 women.