Case: Preterm delivery of triplets after cervical conization

March 1, 2012

The woman claimed that her cervix had been weakened by the cone biopsy, causing her to be unable to carry the pregnancy to term. What do you think>

The woman then went to a reproductive specialist and was started on medication to stimulate ovulation. Four months later she was diagnosed with a triplet pregnancy. At 24 weeks' gestation the patient was admitted to a hospital in preterm labor and subsequently delivered very premature infants. One fetus did not survive the delivery; the two who survived suffered severe consequences of prematurity: developmental delays, autism, poor muscle tone, hyperactivity, and attention deficits. Later, one of the children died from unrelated causes before this case concluded.

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