Medical Practice

Clinical Problems: Sextuplet Pregnancy

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: (Published 25 March 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:787
  1. Gillian C. L. Lachelin,
  2. H. A. Brant,
  3. G. I. M. Swyer,
  4. V. Little,
  5. E. O. R. Reynolds


    In a sextuplet pregnancy which followed gonadotrophin therapy the principal problems were threatened abortion, premature labour, and placental insufficiency. Delivery was by caesarean section soon after the onset of labour at 32 weeks. The five liveborn babies thrived. The sixth was a macerated stillbirth.

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