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GESTATION, med. jur. The time during which a female, who has conceived, carries the embryo or foetus in her uterus. By the common consent of mankind, the term of gestation is considered to be ten lunar months, or forty weeks, equal to nine calendar months and a week. This period has been adopted, because general observation, when it could be correctly made, has proved its correctness. Cyclop. of Pract. Med. vol. 4, p. 87, art. Succession of inheritance. But this may vary one, two, or three weeks. Co. Litt. 123 b, Harg. & Butler's, note 190*; Ryan's Med. Jurisp. 121; Coop. Med. Jur: 18; Civ. Code of Louis. art. 203-211; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 478. See Pregnancy.

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(8) found no increased risk for ROP when they compared premature triplets with premature singletons, and concluded that multiple gestation adds no risk beyond that due to prematurity.
Multiple gestations have become one of the most common high-risk conditions encountered by practicing obstetricians.
Women who have a uterus that is overdistended by polyhydramnios or multiple gestation have an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage.
Exclusion criteria were; multiple gestation, high risk gestation, hypertension, gestational diabetes, any systemic disease, placenta previa and less than 20 natural teeth.
Exclusion criteria included multiple gestation, known major fetal anomalies, diabetes (mellitus or gestational) pre existing hypertension, pre existing renal disease, collagen vascular disease, cancer or strong family history of cancer, and pre existing maternal disease needing drug treatment.
Dr Judy Lee, Chief Medical Officer of Corniche Hospital, while speaking to Gulf News about the sextuplets, says: "These babies fall under the category of higher order multiple gestation, which carry a high risk and are rare.
Hartmann, "Effects of Competition among Fertility Centers on Pregnancy and High-Order Multiple Gestation Rates," Fertility and Sterility 83 (2005): 1429-34.
Feticide for multiple gestation is performed for two main indications: firstly, to reduce the risks associated with multiple births by reducing the number of fetuses, and secondly, for selective termination of the anomalous fetus(es).
The current study whittles down a list of significant risk factors identified by an earlier HIG study that included female gender; white, non-Hispanic race; prematurity; low birth weight; multiple gestation; and advanced maternal age (J.
"The problem of multiple gestation, especially its impact on prematurity, is something many health groups are grappling with"
In all pregnant women, factors associated with pre-eclampsia or fetal death were multiple gestation, HIV infection, multiparity and tobacco smoking.
The term means injury to the brain or spinal cord of a live infant weighing at least 2,500 grams for a single gestation or, in the case of a multiple gestation, a live infant weighting at least 2,000 grams at birth caused by oxygen deprivation or mechanical injury occurring in the course of labor, delivery, or resuscitation in the immediate post-delivery period in a hospital, which renders an infant permanently and substantially mentally and physically impaired.

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