Procedure used to decrease the number of fetuses a woman carries and improve the survival chances of the remaining fetuses. Some pregnancy reductions occur naturally.
Also known as selective reduction. A procedure to reduce the number of fetuses in the uterus. This procedure may be considered for women who are pregnant with multiple fetuses. As the risk of extreme premature delivery, miscarriage (spontaneous abortion), and other problems increases with the number of fetuses present, this procedure may be performed in an attempt to prevent the entire pregnancy from aborting.
A procedure used to decrease the number of fetuses a woman carries and improve the chances that the remaining fetuses will develop into healthy infants. Multifetal reductions that occur naturally are referred to as spontaneous reductions.
A procedure in which the number of gestational sacs is reduced. This procedure is used to decrease the number of fetuses a woman carries and thereby improve the chances that the remaining fetuses will survive and develop into healthy infants.
Multifetal pregnancy reduction is a procedure done under special circumstances to reduce the number of fetuses in multiple gestation in order to improve outcomes for both mother and child/children.