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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Indeed, in the past 2 years physicians at Mount Sinai have performed an average of 165 multifetal pregnancy reductions annually, nearly all in infertility patients, he said at a conference on obstetrics and gynecology sponsored by the University of Colorado.