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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-64
Maternal and neonatal complications in twin deliveries as compared to singleton deliveries following In vitro fertilization

1 Nova IVF Fertility, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Shrimati Bhikhiben Kanjibhai Shah Medical Institute and Research Center, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Reena Gupta
Nova IVF Fertility, 108, Swastik Society Cross Road, Swastik Society, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jhrs.JHRS_105_19

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Background: Twin pregnancy is an iatrogenic complication following in vitro fertilization (IVF) that can be decreased using elective single-embryo transfer. However, the risks associated with twin pregnancy following IVF as compared to singleton IVF pregnancy need to be further evaluated. Aim: This study aims to compare the maternal, perinatal, and neonatal complications in singleton and twin pregnancies following IVF-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Settings and Design: Retrospective observational cohort study using previously collected routine patient data. Materials and Methods: Singleton and twin deliveries following IVF/ICSI from January 2014 to August 2015 were included. Data were collected from patient records and the obstetricians of the patients. Statistical Analysis Used: SPSS was used for analysis. Student's t-test and Fisher's exact test were used for continuous and categorical data, respectively. Significance was kept at 0.05. Results: There were 897 singleton and 382 twin deliveries (total of 1661 babies). The mean gestational age at delivery was lower in twin deliveries (34.9 ± 3.1 weeks) as compared to singleton deliveries (36.8 ± 3.2 weeks, P < 0.001). The overall incidence of maternal complications was higher in twin pregnancies (29.3% vs. 21.3%, odds ratio = 1.53, 95% confidence interval = 1.17–2.01; P= 0.003). The mean birth weight of babies was significantly lower (2.02 ± 0.58 kg vs. 2.71 ± 0.68 kg; P < 0.001) and the incidence of stillbirth plus neonatal death was higher (7.5% vs. 4.6%, P = 0.01) in the twin group as compared to the singleton group. Conclusion: Twin deliveries, following IVF/ICSI deliver at lower gestational age, have lower birth weight and have higher odds of stillbirth plus neonatal death as compared to singleton deliveries following IVF/ICSI.

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