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Management of Multiple Pregnancy

Joachim W Dudenhausen

Keywords : Multiples,prematurity,IUGR,ultrasound

Citation Information : Dudenhausen JW. Management of Multiple Pregnancy. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 3 (3):45-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1020

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).



Changing delivery age and successes in reproductive have medicine induced an increase in incidence of the multiples in the industrialized world.


Selective literature research was performed complemented by the autor's clinical experience and national and international guidelines


The risks of prematurity, IUGR, and antenatal demise are raised. Maternal risks are pre-eclampsia, diabetes, and bleeding during delivery. Prenatal and genetic diagnostics including ultrasonography are the most important methods of supervision during pregnancy. These are significant for diagnosis of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and cygosity.


Cooperation betweeen prenatal medicine, obstetrics and neonatology is important for the care of mothers with multiples.

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