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Maternal characteristics of women delivered of twins: natural vs. induced.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8485605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study retrospectively compared sociodemographic and anthropometric data, as well as selected obstetric outcomes, of 13 mothers of twins who conceived after ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate or Pergonal with similar data from 255 mothers who conceived naturally. Infertile women were significantly (P < .011) older and likely to be married, of the white race, and more educated than women who conceived naturally. Treated women were also taller and heavier prior to conception (NS). Treated women gained significantly more weight (45.9 lb vs. 30.1 lb). They also had a higher proportion of gestations > 32 weeks (91.7% vs. 74.1%) and longer mean gestations (36.5 weeks vs. 35.4 weeks) compared to naturally conceiving mothers of twins, but neither of these differences was significant. The infants of treated mothers had birthweights 9.5% heavier than the infants of mothers who conceived naturally. These retrospective findings suggest that previously infertile women who conceive twins do not suffer worse reproductive outcome than women who conceive naturally.
B Luke; L G Keith; M D Damewood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of fertility and menopausal studies     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1069-3130     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Fertil Menopausal Stud     Publication Date:    1993 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-09     Completed Date:  1993-06-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9309760     Medline TA:  Int J Fertil Menopausal Stud     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Birth Weight
Clomiphene / therapeutic use
Educational Status
European Continental Ancestry Group
Marital Status
Menotropins / therapeutic use
Ovulation Induction*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Weight Gain
Reg. No./Substance:
61489-71-2/Menotropins; 911-45-5/Clomiphene

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