Embrio/Fetal reduction 2017-09-01T14:39:52+00:00

Embrio/Fetal reduction

Embrio/fetal reduction   is the practice of selective reduction of the number of fetuses in a multi fetal pregnancy. When the fetus targeted for termination displays signs of a serious diseases, the term selective termination is used; otherwise terminology involving the word reduction is used to describe the procedure.

Multi fetal pregnancy reduction  is done for:

a)medical reasons:

  • premature birth
  • low birth weight
  • associated medical problems

b) non-medical reasons:

  • the couple (or mother) is not ready (emotionally or financially) to handle more than one child
Embrio/Fetal reduction