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infertility. fetal medicine. ART.high risk pregnancy

Meng Gong, Hua Shi, Yu-guo Zhang, Lei Ming
AIM: To investigate whether assisted reproductive technology (ART) increases the risk of fetal chromosomal abnormalities. METHODS: A total of 2034 singleton pregnant women were included in this retrospective study. They were divided into ART (574 fetuses) and control groups (1460 fetuses conceived naturally). All pregnant women received screening according to the Fetal Medicine Foundation, London 2004 Kypros H. Nicolaides guidelines at 11-13+6 weeks of gestation...
October 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Andrea Weghofer, Katharina Klein, Maria Stammler-Safar, Christof Worda, David H Barad, Peter Husslein, Norbert Gleicher
BACKGROUND: Assisted reproduction (ART) contributes to world-wide increases of twin pregnancies, in turn raising prematurity risks. Whether characteristics of ART cycles, resulting in twin gestations, can predict prematurity risks was the subject of this study. METHODS: One-hundred-and-six women, ages 20 to 39 years, with consecutive dichorionic-diamniotic (DC/DA) twin gestations were retrospectively investigated. All pregnancies investigated followed fresh ART cycles, with use of autologous gamets, and were delivered at a university-based high-risk, maternal-fetal medicine unit...
2009: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Kim L Armour, Lynn Clark Callister
In the United States and throughout the world, today's healthcare providers are challenged by the risks of multiple gestation pregnancy. Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) often used to treat infertility raise ethical issues including informed consent, veracity, and nonmalificence. In the United States, there is the need to improve maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity by proposing legislation regulating ART and supporting single embryo transfers with no more than 2 such transfers. Beginning with the diagnosis of infertility, providers have a responsibility to educate, inform, and treat infertile couples...
April 2005: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
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