Navigation Links
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births
Date:1/25/2013

multiples include in vitro fertilization (IVF), in which fertilized eggs are placed into a woman's uterus, and use of a medication called clomiphene (brand names Clomid and Serophene) that stimulates the ovaries to release eggs.

"I think many IVF programs are quite good at [discussing risks with women]," said Dr. Lori Day, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who was not involved in writing the new recommendations. "I don't know if women hear as much about risk with pill medications."

Among the pregnancies resulting from IVF in 2010, 26 percent were twins. The rate of triplets and higher multiples from IVF has dropped from 6 percent in 2003 to 1.3 percent in 2010, thanks to advances that help clinicians select viable embryos more precisely and thus reduce the number of implanted embryos, according to the ACOG report.

In cases where women are already pregnant with triplets or higher multiples, "we are obligated to give the woman as much information as she needs or wants, and it is her decision whether she reduces or carries the pregnancy," Spillman said.

Multi-fetal pregnancy reduction is a type of selective abortion in the first trimester or early second trimester to reduce the number of fetuses, in most cases to two.

Reduction is distinct from abortions that are done to end a pregnancy altogether, and in some cases can improve the likelihood that the other fetuses will survive, Day noted.

The new recommendations, which were published in the February issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, echo the ACOG's 2007 recommendations, but they include more data on the risks of multi-fetal pregnancy.

Still, the decision to carry through with a multi-fetal pregnancy is ultimately up to the mother, the experts said. "These recommendations make it more clear that the woman's autonomy is what guides the decision process," Spillman noted.

Multi-fetal pregnancies put women
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Barton Associates Announces OB/GYN Locum Tenens Staffing Group
2. Women’s Health and Surgery Center OB/GYN Adopts Families in Need for Holiday Season
3. OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills
4. The Boston Eye Group Implants First Intraocular Pressure Transducer for Glaucoma Monitoring
5. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Users of Yaz Yasmin Birth Control Pills That Had a Stroke Or Developed Other Serious Medical Conditions to Contact The Johnson Law Group
6. Acceleration Fitness Center Now Offering Group Training Programs for Middle and High School Athletes
7. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Families Of Diabetics Who Used The Diabetes Drug Actos, Developed Bladder Cancer and Died To Call The Johnson Law Group-For A Legal Review
8. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Yaz Yasmin Birth Control Pill Users Who Suffered a Pulmonary Embolism or Other Serious Medical Issues to Call the Johnson Law Group-ASAP
9. FDA Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements Can Cause Soft-Tissue Damage, Rottenstein Law Group Reports
10. North Shore-LIJ Physician Practice Group Honored with Baldrige Performance Award
11. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Families Mourning The Loss Of A Diabetic User Of The Diabetes Drug Called Actos Who Developed Bladder Cancer To Call The Johnson Law Group
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Ob/Gyn Group Urges Docs to Help Prevent 'Octomom'-Type Multiple Births
(Date:11/28/2014)... 2014 Dr. Paul Vitenas, one of the ... & Glow Holiday Event for those in the area that would ... practice. Glitter & Glow will take place on December 11, 2014, ... in the heart of Houston at 4208 Richmond Ave. , ... that you will come and celebrate the season with us on ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 Secura ... the few insurance marketing organizations in the country ... and asset protection marketplace. Secura Consultants is proud ... with Principal Financial Group, a leading global financial ... ownership interests. With the ownership interest comes the ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Celebration can quickly turn ... Thanksgiving Day, experts say. Over the last decade, ... occurred while people were using turkey fryers, according to ... actually cared for a patient who tried to deep ... done in any circumstances," Dr. Arthur Sanford, a burn ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Kramer HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, ... the kitchen, through cooking classes or at home, may make ... recent review. Cooking programs and classes for children seem ... the new research. And, although the review didn,t look at ... programs might help children develop long-lasting healthy habits. ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... November 28, 2014 PreDiabetes ... and treatment, helped employees learn their risk for ... blood screening at a local school in partnership ... Work initiative. , As the Presenting Sponsor ... , PreDiabetes Centers is co-hosting diabetes-prevention presentations at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas to Host Glitter & Glow Holiday Event 2Health News:Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Paul Vitenas to Host Glitter & Glow Holiday Event 3Health News:Secura Consultants Offers Complimentary Buy-Sell Agreement Reviews 2Health News:Turkey Fryer Mishaps Can Cause Serious Burns 2Health News:Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking 2Health News:Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking 3Health News:PreDiabetes Centers Offers Workplace Diabetes Screening at Local School 2
... Study finds mortality and survival rates equal for both ... Minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery and open surgery for colon cancer ... from 12 international studies involving over 3,300 patients. ... afraid that laparoscopy might impair survival in colorectal cancer ...
... not establish safe-limit price as guide for avoiding exposure ... you bought from a hip young street artist may be ... skin. , A new report finds that many pairs of ... stores and artists contain nickel, which can cause dermatitis on ...
... Bed & Back; Merger Sets Up Healthy ... Owned Back Retail Chain, LORTON, Va., May 16 ... home and workplace back wellness created an,ergonomic revolution, has ... Back. Healthy Back,s 18 stores and ecommerce division,claimed 2007 ...
... readings, study says , , FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- ... hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands may increase the risk ... , The Dutch study, published in the May issue ... by researchers that vitamin D, depression and other psychiatric illnesses ...
... Month-long Campaign to Emphasize the Importance of Oral ... National dental insurer United,Concordia Dental is celebrating ... and the British Dental Health Foundation to,promote the ... May 18,this year,s event is launching in the ...
... clinical trial has found that the experimental targeted therapy ... metastatic kidney cancer whose disease had worsened on other ... MD, an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ... at the annual meeting of the American Society for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries 2Health News:Cheaper Earrings More Likely to Contain Nickel 2Health News:Cheaper Earrings More Likely to Contain Nickel 3Health News:The Back Wars Come to a Close 2Health News:Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults 2Health News:United Concordia Dental Celebrates National Smile Month 2Health News:Drug fends off kidney cancer progression 2
(Date:11/27/2014)... Nov. 27, 2014 - New ... Research - JIN Co., Ltd. will launch JINS ... price of 500,000 yen or $5,000 (without tax /including two ... "ACADEMIC PACK" is a dedicated solution of "JINS MEME" to ... analyze deep data* generated by electrooculography and six-axis sensors without ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 26, 2014  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB:AEMD), announced today ... raise approximately $3.3 million at a price of $0.30 ... healthcare focused investor. Each unit consists of one common ... purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to ... for a period of five years from closing.  ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014  Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, will participate in ... at The New York Palace Hotel in ... 11:30 am Eastern Time (ET). To access ... call, go to the  Investor Relations  section of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:JIN to Launch JINS MEME ACADEMIC PACK in Late April 2015 2JIN to Launch JINS MEME ACADEMIC PACK in Late April 2015 3Aethlon Medical Announces $3.3 Million Equity Investment 2Aethlon Medical Announces $3.3 Million Equity Investment 3Genomic Health to Present at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 2Genomic Health to Present at the 26th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference 3
... a leading developer of innovative catheters and stents for ... closing of a $17M Round D financing.  The financing ... based EDB Investments (,EDBI,) with strong support from current ... are delighted to have Bio*One join our group of ...
... Arable Corporation ( www.arablecorp.com ) has announced the launch ... the clinical trial industry.  Whereas traditional CTMS systems have ... CTMS and EDC capabilities without the traditionally high start-up ... or CROs to manage the planning and implementation of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:TriReme Medical Announces $17 Million Series D Financing 2Arable Corporation Announces New Technology for Clinical Trial Industry 2
This table has adjustable height, an integral leg, and blade post. Includes a standard 2" (5 cm) pad....
... is designed for use without ... allowing for full C-Arm access. ... stored onboard when more stability ... quickly slide into standard sockets ...
... The onboard rail clamps ... O.R. tables and stretchers. ... any need for lifting. ... a stable surface combined ...
... The powered torso and ... Orthopedic Trauma Table simultaneously lift ... independent lift mechanism raises and ... for precise positioning. A wide ...
Medicine Products: