BED REST IN TWIN PREGNANCY

@article{Dunn1961BEDRI,
  title={BED REST IN TWIN PREGNANCY},
  author={B. Dunn},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  year={1961},
  volume={68}
}
  • B. Dunn
  • Published 1961
  • Medicine
  • BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
NEARLY ten years ago it was first advocated that women in twin pregnancy should be rested in bed for part of the third trimester in an attempt to reduce the immaturity rate amongst the babies (Bender, 1952; Russell, 1952). Anderson (1956) several years later was a little more cautious, saying that antenatal rest in hospital appeared to help prolong the pregnancy, but the effect might be very slight. Guttinacher and Kohl (1958) were just as guarded “. . . the likelihood of postponing the onset… Expand

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TLDR
The present review relates to 472 consecutive twin pregnancies, equally divided between two Liverpool hospitals in which undergraduates are taught obstetrics, covering the 5 calendar years 1946 to 1950 for the Liverpool Maternity hospital, and the first 5 years of working of the Mill Road Maternity Hospital since its opening in October 1946. Expand
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It was found that toxemic and functional vomiting were no more common in twin than in single pregnancy and the gravity of the association of toxemia with twin pregnancy is attested by the fact that 61 per cent of maternal twin deaths were associated with toxemia. Expand
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The present review is mainly a study of the causes of mortality among twin infants, and focuses on twin pregnancy and the high death rates among the babies. Expand
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IT is surprising to find that the majority of British textbooks in obstetrics deal with this subject under the heading of normal pregnancy. .This teaching is widespread and many medical students andExpand
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