Selective reduction of pregnancy

Selective reduction of pregnancy

This is when, before a woman completes the third month of pregnancy, she and her doctor agree to reduce the number of fetuses growing in the womb. Selective reduction of pregnancy is typically done with a high-risk, large multiple pregnancy (quads, quints, or more) that might endanger or threaten the lives of the mother or the babies. It involves injecting a chemical under ultrasound guidance, and the fetus/fetuses are affected immediately and absorbed by the body. Devastating, tough, and awful don’t even begin to cover it.

Related Terms:

fetus, multiple pregnancy

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