Successful Fertility Treatment May Mean More Babies Than Planned
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
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.