Multifetal Gestation

  • Gabriella Pridjian
  • Chin-Chu Lin

Abstract

Cohabitation of the uterus produces more than one high-risk fetus. Each fetus is subject not only to the potential complications of a singleton fetus, but to a unique array of complications peculiar to sharing of the intrauterine environment. This chapter deals first with the incidence, cause, and diagnosis of multiple gestations as well as the associated concerns and potential complications. The latter are discussed on the time frame as they arise, that is, first trimester, second trimester, third trimester, intrapartum, and postpartum.

Keywords

Anemia Dexamethasone Digoxin Hydrocephalus Infertility 

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  • Chin-Chu Lin

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