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Multigestational Pregnancy

  • Paul LyonsEmail author
  • Nathan McLaughlin
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Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Abstract

Most pregnancies are the product of a single fertilized ovum and result in a single fetus. One to two percent of pregnancies, however, result in multiple fetuses, multigestational pregnancy. Such pregnancies present unique challenges for both prenatal management and delivery. Although uncommon, multigestational pregnancy occurs with sufficient frequency that primary care providers should be familiar with basic management considerations.

Keywords

Prenatal care Vaginal delivery Preterm delivery Perinatal mortality Postpartum hemorrhage 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MedicineCalifornia University of Science and MedicineSan BernardinoUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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