What is Fetal Reduction?
Fetal Reduction is a procedure used to reduce the number of fetuses in multiple pregnancies, usually more than two.
When pregnancy involves three or more fetuses, the risks of miscarriage, stillbirth, and structural malformation increase with each additional fetus.
Fetal Reduction refers to choosing to reduce a fetus in multiple pregnancies, decrease the health risks to the mother in carrying and giving birth to more than one or two babies, and decrease the risk of complications to the remaining fetuses.
The chance of multiple pregnancies increases in the case of artificial reproductive techniques. An IVF aims to achieve and sustain a safe pregnancy that results in a healthy baby.
Best Fetal Reduction Centre in Chennai
At Chennai Women’s Clinic at T.Nagar, the best in Chennai for Fetal Reduction procedure, your needs and emotions are well understood. Your medical health is taken care of by award-winning Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the city, Dr Deepthi Jammi (Founder & Fetal Medical Consultant, Chennai Women’s Clinic), who keeps you well-informed of all the procedures you have to undergo.
How Is The Procedure Done?
- The most common fetal reduction method is transabdominal (through the abdomen). For this procedure, the doctor uses ultrasound as a guide and inserts a needle through the mother’s abdomen and into the uterus to the selected fetus. The doctor injects the fetus with a potassium chloride/ lignocaine solution, which stops the fetal heart.
- Because it is very small during the first trimester, the reduced fetus is usually absorbed by the mother’s body. This may include some vaginal bleeding.
The goal of Fetal Reduction to increase the chance of a successful, healthy pregnancy.
Why Is The Procedure Done?
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How Is The Fetus Selected?
What Are The Risks Involved?
Medical laboratory and specialists services
Frequently Asked Questions
The pregnancy will be closely monitored to observe if there are any complications following the procedure.
Usually, the fetal material is reabsorbed by the mother’s body.
Fetal Reduction may sometimes include vaginal bleeding or leaking.
The legality of fetal Reduction is limited to cases where there is no violation of the law (i.e. fetal Reduction for pure gender-based and financial reasons is not allowed). Chennai Women’s Clinic allows this procedure only if there is a medical threat or risk to the mother’s health or other fetuses.
This procedure does not cause much physical pain. However, you will be given LOCAL anaesthesia before the process starts.