Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Multiple Pregnancy

Hassan Abduljabbar

King Abdul Aziz University


Twins Triplets Monozygotic Dizygotic Hellin’s low 1/80 Age Race Fertility Drugs Miscarriage Premature labor Cervical Suture Risks Selective reduction Bed Rest Antenatal Care Neonatal care Vaginal Cesarean section Delivery of the second twin Delivery Vanishing Conjoined Chimerism Parasitic

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This book aims to explore one of the interesting subjects that occurs during pregnancy, multiple pregnancy. A multiple pregnancy may be the result of abnormal fertilization of one oocyte, which then splits in order to create two identical fetuses (monozygotic), or it can be the result of fertilization of multiple eggs that then create multiple pregnancy (polyzygotic). We will explore the terminology used in multiple pregnancies.

Epidemiologically it has been shown that in recent years there have been increasing numbers of multiple births. In this book, etiology and frequency of multiple pregnancies will be discussed, as well as: Hellin’s low, factors such as age, race, use of fertility drugs, induction of ovulation and assisted reproductive technology procedures. Abnormal cases of multiple pregnancy such as vanishing, conjoined, chimerism, parasitic twins, will be also covered in this book. Multiple pregnancy has many risks and complication such as miscarriage and premature labor. Birth delivery can be done by vaginal rout or via cesarean section.

Management of multiple pregnancy is challenging. Multiple pregnancy might have a major risk for the mother and her fetuses. Bed rest has not been found to change outcomes but it is generally recommended. A special care for women with multiple pregnancy is needed in antenatal period, during delivery, and during care for neonates.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: December 6th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 15th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 3rd 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: October 2nd 2020

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About the editor

Hassan Abduljabbar

King Abdul Aziz University

Professor Hassan S. Abduljabbar, MD, FRCSC, American Board Diplomat, is a professor of the Medical College, King Abdulaziz University, and the president of the Saudi Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He graduated from King Abdulaziz University in June 1980, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with MD degree (overall grade: excellent secondary honor). He obtained his FRCS(C) degree at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in November 1986 after 4 years of training at the University of Western Ontario. Then, in December 1988, he obtained the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) certification. He was the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and now he is the president of the Saudi Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a referee of many international scientific medical journals. He is an examiner of Master’s Degree and PhD degree as well in the Saudi and Arabia board exam. He writes weekly scientific subjects in local newspapers (Al Bilad). His publications in local and international journal exceed 50 articles; he is the editor of 2 books: Steroid Basics (IntechOpen) and Steroid Clinical (IntechOpen), and the author of 100 Multiple-Choice Questions book for medical students. He published 4 books in Arabic language, Aafaq 1 and 2, stem cell and breast cancer medical subject for nonmedical (in Arabic, 2006).

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r. Hülya Şenol graduated from the Biology Department, Atatürk Education Faculty at Marmara University, Turkey in 1991. She has completed two master degrees, one in the field of Educational Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus and one in Molecular Medicine, Near East University, Cyprus. Dr. Şenol holds a Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration, Management, Inspection, and Economy. She is a multidisciplinary researcher and has 28 years of teaching experience. From 1991 to 2011, she worked at many colleges in Turkey and in North Cyprus as an instructor, ISO 9001 committee member, and deputy principal. Dr. Şenol is a senior instructor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Mediterranean University. She has earned many certificates about the education of trainers in Montessori education, educational sciences, and molecular medicine. Her current research interest areas are Educational Leadership, School Culture, Total Quality Management in Education, Service Quality in Education.

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