Major finding: In the highest-risk group of women aged 42 years and older, there were no higher-order multiple births
(triplets and higher) in 2011.
Examining the needs of multiple birth
mothers after infertility treatment: Expectations vs.
Total costs for low birth weight and multiple birth
babies in 2003 reached $11.
are on the rise due to increased use of fertility therapies.
The increase in multiple birth
rates may be explained by changes in maternal age and increased use of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology).
In the journal article, entitled "Predicting personalized multiple birth
risks after in vitro fertilization (IVF)-double embryo transfer (DET)," by Benjamin M.
As a result, in 2008 the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) ordered IVF clinics to reduce their multiple birth
rate, then 24 per cent, to 15 per cent by restricting patients to a single embryo, except where there were medical reasons, such as a recent failed treatment cycle, for transferring two.
With the start of Twins, Triplets and More Week (June 28 June - July 4), I am therefore writing to let other people in the area who are expecting - or have recently had - a multiple birth
, about a new and desperately needed initiative that will help prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead.
In one study involving women younger than age thirty-six with good-quality embryos, double-embryo transfers increased the live birth rate from 39 to 43 percent, but the multiple birth
rate increased from 1 to 33 percent.
Their Nigerian-born parents, Nkem Chukwu and Iyke Louis Udobi, gave their best wishes to the parents involved in the latest multiple birth
Failing to provide information on multiple birth
pregnancies and parenthood is a false economy for hospitals as research suggests providing these services can reduce the risks to mother and babies and cut the costs of caring for them.
IVF clinics could see their multiple birth
rates capped under proposals set out by the fertility regulator.
Once referred, the Program Coordinators will match the parents with a trained volunteer who will visit the family each week for a minimum of 3 hours (6 hours for parents of multiple birth
children) for a duration of three months.
and a regional medical association that claims to treat 15 percent of Austin-area residents are responsible for multiple birth
defects in an Austin youth born with a missing lower right arm and lifelong cognitive deficits, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in Travis County District Court.
I'm over the moon that this money will go to support the fantastic work of this charity, helping parents and professionals meet the unique challenges that multiple birth