Double Trouble? Rise of Twin Births Concerns Physicians - Page 2
Modern science has provided the tools to assist potential parents in making their dreams come true but like with many situations, there are risks associated with such rewards. We all remember Nadya Suleman, the California mother who, through assisted technology, became the mother of eight. Setting aside the ethical issues surrounding her pregnancy and delivery, there was the very real issue of low birth weight and generally compromised health of her babies. It is certainly rare that many pregnancies will be comprised of eight children, but the point has been made. We know that the higher the amount of babies delivered, the more risk that there is involved with both the mother during the pregnancy, and the children’s health, once born.
We fortunately have the ways and means to provide men and women with their dreams of becoming parents to one, two or more children. For those who have struggled with infertility, science has provided a welcome relief to the pain endured each month when the dream of a positive pregnancy test is dashed. Let’s now focus on how we can provide the technological tools and support to the one, two, three or more children that are born in order to assure their best physical health and wellness.
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