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Multiple Gestations

Multiple Gestations

The presence of two or more embryos in the uterus. Twin and higher gestations have increased considerably in the last two decades due to the increased use of ovulation induction agents and assisted reproductive technologies.

Fetal distress

Fetal distress

Fetal distress refers to the compromise of the fetus due to an inadequate supply of oxygen or nutrients. This can occur due to maternal, fetal, or placental factors. In its most severe form, it can lead to neonatal brain injury or fetal death. Its presence can be suspected due to several factors, but all have a high false positive rate. Risk factors: Includes women with a history of: Stillbirth. Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Oligohydramnios or […]

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in a partial or full extra copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material causes the developmental changes and physical characteristics of Down syndrome.

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