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multiple birth

n
(Medicine) a birth at which two or more children are born at the same time
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FULL government funding of IVF treatment would lower rates of multiple pregnancies and their associated risks of complications for mothers and babies, health experts have said.
It is also clear from other European countries, such as Sweden and Belgium, that further reduction in the multiple pregnancy rate to single figures is feasible where generous IVF state funding arrangements have reduced the associated adverse implications of multiple pregnancies for both mother and baby.
UCD's Professor Michael Turner said the main reason for the spike is the increase in multiple pregnancies following Assisted Reproduction or IVF in Ireland.
We do not encourage multiple pregnancies and that is not always safe or healthy.
Multiple pregnancies can be highly risky,' she added.
Their topics include physical principles and bioeffects of first trimester ultrasound, fetal biometry and pregnancy dating in the first trimester, multiple pregnancies in the first trimester, the fetal gastrointestinal system, and the placenta and umbilical cord.
Its advantage over GnRH analogues are absence of the first flare-up effect, reduced risk of oestrogen deficiency syndrome, sufficient LH blockage in a short duration of time, dose-dependent effect, fast withdrawal from antagonist effects, reduced treatment duration and the total dose of gonadotropin and a low risk of high order multiple pregnancies when standard strict criteria are applied for cycle cancellation.
There is a risk of multiple pregnancies when more than one embryo is placed into the womb.
Multiple pregnancies are the biggest risk factor2, while other common causes include infections and chronic diseases such as diabetes3.
In my practice I see approximately 100 to 110 mothers with multiple pregnancies per year.
The test can detect multiple pregnancies, problems with the placenta or fetal heart, or whether the fetus is growing too slowly.
It has been reported to be more common in multiple pregnancies and in the third trimester.

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