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szdaily -> China
More pregnant women now considered ‘high risk’
    2017-August-11  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE number of pregnant women at Shanghai’s maternity hospitals classed as being at high risk are estimated to be up by 20 to 30 percent since last year.

This is mainly because many of the women, most of whom are pregnant with a second child, are deemed too old to safely give birth and because of complications due to their previous deliveries, said officials from Fudan University’s Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital.

There was a surge of pregnant women last year after the government started to allow all couples to have a second child in late 2015.

Many couples in their late 30s and 40s attempted to have a second baby soon after the new policy was announced.

Such a rise of risky pregnant women is not only seen in Shanghai but across China. Many patients with serious conditions travel to big cities like Shanghai and Beijing that have a higher medical capability after being discovered with risky conditions. As a result a national maternity health-care network is being set up in Shanghai to enhance obstetric service, critical pregnant women rescue, and gynecological cancer treatment.

Meanwhile, hospitals in Shanghai have reported an increase of couples in their 40s applying for in vitro fertilization services.

Medical experts warned that there is only a 5 percent success rate for women over 45 years old to get pregnant through IVF technology. There is also a higher rate of miscarriage and children with congenital deformities due to older age and dropping egg quality, said Dr Teng Xiaoming from Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital.

“Some families simply want to have twins through IVF technology. It is a wrong idea as there is much more risk for twins and multiples, such as premature delivery.”  (Shanghai Daily)

 

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