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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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1%), which reported that bearing children at older age results in multiple gestations.
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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.
49), followed by uterine scar unrelated to cesarean delivery, multiple gestation, antepartum bleeding, and isoimmunization.
3) Aina et al also reported a higher incidence of multiple gestation in nulliparous of younger age group.
Both normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy are shown, and procedures like amniocentesis and multifetal pregnancy reduction are discussed, as are specific syndromes, chromosomal abnormalities, multiple gestation, and infections.
Because the octuplet case was both a preterm and multiple gestation delivery, additional skilled personnel would be on hand and available as well, as the chance of medical trouble to the newborn infants was significantly increased by the particulars of their birth.

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