Dr Neeraj Gupta

Fetal Reduction | Navigating Complex Pregnancy Challenges

Fetal reduction, also known as selective reduction, is a medical procedure performed during a multiple pregnancy to reduce the number of fetuses in the womb. This procedure is typically considered when a pregnancy with multiples, such as twins, triplets, or higher-order multiples, poses significant risks to the health of both the mother and the remaining fetuses.

When is Fetal Reduction Considered?

Fetal reduction may be recommended in situations where a multiple pregnancy increases the risk of complications such as preterm birth, low birth weight, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and developmental issues for the fetuses. It is also considered when there are concerns about the ability of the mother’s body to support the growth and development of all the fetuses adequately.

The Fetal Reduction Procedure:

During fetal reduction, one or more of the fetuses are selectively terminated to reduce the number of viable fetuses in the womb. The procedure is typically performed using ultrasound guidance and involves injecting a medication into the selected fetus(es) to stop their growth and development. The non-viable fetus(es) are then absorbed by the mother’s body over time.

Counseling and Support:

Fetal reduction is a complex and emotionally challenging decision for expectant parents. Counseling and support from healthcare providers, genetic counselors, and mental health professionals are essential to help families navigate this difficult process. Providers offer comprehensive information about the risks, benefits, and emotional considerations associated with fetal reduction, allowing families to make informed decisions that align with their values and goals.

Why Choose Fetal Reduction with Us?

At Dr. Neeraj Gupta’s Diagnostic and Imaging Center, we understand the sensitive nature of fetal reduction and provide compassionate care and support to families facing this challenging decision. Our experienced team offers personalized counseling and guidance, ensuring that patients receive the information and support they need to make the best decisions for their unique circumstances.

Contact Us

If you are considering fetal reduction or have questions about this procedure, we are here to help. Schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your options, address your concerns, and receive the support you need during this challenging time.