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The outcome of pregnancy in previously infertile women.
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PMID:  756109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
212 consecutive pregnancies are reviewed in previously infertile women. 96 had conceived following treatment, 21 in a "rest cycle" after treatment, 60 during investigations and 35 before investigations were started. There were 25 miscarriages (11.8%), 13 following hormone treatment. There were 7 multiple pregnancies, 2 sets of triplets and 5 sets of twins. The multiple pregnancy rate with Clomiphene was 3.9% and with gonadotrophins 30%. Pregnancy after the first trimester was normal, 82 (44%) were induced, 79% laboured for less than 12 hours. Spontaneous vaginal delivery occurred in 107 patients (55%), forceps delivery in 34%, breach 5.6% and caesarean section 6.1%. Only 20 babies weighed less than 2500 grams (10.5%) and 168 (88%) had an apgar score greater than 5. These infertile patients were matched with a control group of our normal obstetric population. There was no significant difference between the control and infertile patients except for a higher induction rate (p less than 0.0005) and higher forceps rate (p less than 0.001) in the infertile patients. We conclude that pregnancy following infertility is associated with a higher spontaneous miscarriage rate, but otherwise is normal.
J Newton; L Round; R Curson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta Europaea fertilitatis     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0587-2421     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Eur. Fertil.     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-12-27     Completed Date:  1979-12-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1300660     Medline TA:  Acta Eur Fertil     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
Apgar Score
Birth Weight
Delivery, Obstetric
Infertility, Female / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Labor, Obstetric
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*
Pregnancy, Multiple
Statistics as Topic
Time Factors

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