Pregnancies of triplets, quadruplets, and
above carry risks for the mother and babies, so some couples
choose to reduce their multiple pregnancy down to
twins. What is involved with this procedure, who is eligible, and
what issues should be considered before proceeding? Our guest will
be Dr. Mark I. Evans, one of the leading authorities on fetal
reduction in the US, and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
When should you consider reducing a multiple
How risky are triplet and quadruplet
Should you ever consider reducing a twin
Does this procedure differ from
Does insurance cover selective fetal
What infertility treatments result in the
higher order multiple pregnancies?
How many fetal reductions are done each year
in the US?
How is fetal reduction used when one of the
fetuses has a chromosomal abnormality?
How do doctors decide which fetus to
How are fetal reductions preformed?
What happens to the dead fetus?
Do any federal or state laws cover selective
When in the pregnancy should fetal reduction
What questions should a patient ask before
selecting a doctor to perform the fetal reduction?
Can doctors consider gender when deciding on
which fetus to reduce?
What are the psychological impacts of
reducing a pregnancy?
What can patients and doctors do to prevent
the need for this procedure in the future?
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