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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Higher order pregnancy made 13 in number (6.07%) for transfer because of anticipated risks of prematurity, malpresentations, antepartum hemorrhage and postpartum hemorrhage.
Higher order pregnancy made 13 in number (6.07%) for transfer11 (5.1%) had bad obstetrical history with repeated miscarriages, intrauterine deaths and abruption placenta.
To minimize higher order pregnancy 2-3 fertilized ova are placed in-utero in ART.
The same pattern of significant differences in intendedness measures was observed between clinic populations reporting a second or higher order pregnancy, except for how scared a woman was when she found out she was pregnant.
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