An analysis of the obstetric outcome of 125 consecutive pregnancies conceived in vitro and resulting in 100 deliveries

Mason C. Andrews, Suheil J. Muasher, Donald L. Levy, Howard W. Jones, Jairo E. Garcia, Zev Rosenwaks, Georgeanna S. Jones, Anibal A. Acosta

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Abstract

One hundred twenty-five consecutive pregnancies conceived in vitro resulted in 100 deliveries of 115 babies. There were 23 clinical abortions (18.4%) and two tubal pregnancies. During the same interval 30 preclinical pregnancies occurred, but these pregnancies did not progress. There were 26 multiple pregnancies (37.1%) before the twelfth week; these reduced spontaneously to 14 (22.2%) multiple births at delivery. Eight infants were delivered prematurely, and three of these died. Three babies had some congenital abnormality. Vaginal bleeding occurred during pregnancy in 59% of patients. Cesarean section was the method of delivery in 56% of patients. Other complications of pregnancy were similar to those of comparable populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-852
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume154
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1986

Keywords

  • In vitro fertilization
  • infertility
  • multiple pregnancy
  • pregnancy outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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