STUDY OF MATERNAL AND FETAL OUTCOME IN TWIN PREGNANCY

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Abstract

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Multiple gestation is considered a high risk pregnancy.1 The increased rate of multiple gestation can be
attributed to various factors including increase in the use of ovulation inducing agents, a rise in the number of women
conceiving at an advanced age with higher chances of multiple gestation and the use of assisted reproductive techniques
(ART).1,2 Compared to singleton pregnancies, multiple pregnancies are reported to carry higher maternal as well
as perinatal morbidity and mortality.3 The various complications encountered in mothers are anaemia, hyperemesis,
preterm labour, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, antepartum haemorrhage, polyhydramnios, increased pressure
symptoms, varicose veins and gestational diabetes. Low birth weight, contributed by both prematurity and IUGR, is
the main factor responsible for higher perinatal mortality in twins.3,4

Authors: 
Rubina Akhtar
Sanodia Afridi1
Qamar Un Nisa1
Naila Nasr Malik1
Naeema Utman1

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