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it is also called fetal reduction...
Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa Dr Charmi Thakker Deshmukh can you throw some light?
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I have no personal experience on that. Sorry. Will try to find out though.
Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa
are you talking about Multi fetal pregnancy reduction process...
Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) is a procedure used to reduce the number of fetuses in a multiple pregnancy, usually to two. When a pregnancy involves three or more fetuses (high-order pregnancy), the risks of miscarriage, stillbirth, and lifelong disability increase with each additional fetus. It is usually done early in a pregnancy, between the 9th and 12th weeks. It is most often done when there are four or more fetuses present. It can be used to reduce triplets to twins. It is known as selective termination when it involves a fetus with severe defects or one that is expected to die later in the pregnancy, which would threaten the life of the surviving fetus or fetuses.
The most common method of fetal reduction is transabdominal (through the belly) MFPR. For this procedure, the doctor uses utrasound as a guide and inserts a needle through the woman's abdomen and into the uterus to the selected fetus. The doctor injects the fetus with a potassium chloride solution, which stops the fetal heart.
Because it is very small during the first trimester, the dead fetus is usually absorbed by the mother's body. This may include some vaginal bleeding. This absorption process is the same process that happens in the vanishing twin syndrome.
When there are three or more fetuses in the uterus, their risks of disability or death are higher with each additional fetus. A successful MFPR increases the chances of healthy survival for the remaining fetuses and reduces risks to you. But MFPR sometimes leads to miscarriage of the remaining fetuses, preterm labor, or infection.
dr. shilpitha has given very detailed explanation. i have a distant cousin who did this and delivered a healthy baby. if you have been suggested this, and from what dr. shilpitha has suggested, discuss with your doctor and hubby and take an informed decision...
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