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Triplet pregnancy in Nigeria: socio-biologic aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6119258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective analysis of 20 triplet pregnancies not stimulated by clomiphene or gonadotrophins revealed a perinatal mortality of 26.3%. There were greater losses recorded in the case of mothers who had received no antenatal care than for those who had been seen before the babies' births. Triplet pregnancy in this series was associated with anemia, hypertension, postpartum hemorrhage and hydramnios. In Nigeria, where there is a high incidence of such pregnancy, it should be suspected more often than elsewhere. The authors recommend amnioscopy, amniocentesis and early resort to cesarean section as part of the antenatal regimen, with careful management of the third stage of labor to prevent postpartum hemorrhage.
M O Sogbanmu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-13     Completed Date:  1982-03-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Labor Presentation
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Prenatal Care / standards

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