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Successful Fertility Treatment May Mean More Babies Than Planned

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  • Couples who seek medical help to have a baby may discover a complex situation: Depending on the treatment used, a woman often stands a better chance of pregnancy when more than one fertilized egg reaches the uterus at one time. But multiple pregnancies can jeopardize the safety of mother and developing babies.
  • A recent review of nearly 1,500 cases showed current treatment practices produced unacceptably high numbers of multiple pregnancies.
  • One doctor notes patients and their doctors need to discuss all the complications and concerns that multiple births can create.

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