Title: Three live-birth pregnancies in a woman with Williams syndrome
Authors: van der Tuuk, Karin ×
Drenthen, Willem
Moons, Philip
Budts, Werner #
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Series Title: Congenital Heart Disease vol:2 issue:2 pages:139-142
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Maternal Williams syndrome with their associated (cardiac) malformations is rarely encountered during pregnancy. METHODS: We report on a patient with Williams syndrome who has had 3 live-birth pregnancies. RESULTS: Several noncardiac, mainly fetal, complications need to be anticipated: premature labor, intrauterine growth restriction with subsequent small-for-gestational-age offspring, and recurrence of congenital heart disease or similar syndromes. CONCLUSION: The present case report illustrates that multiple live-birth pregnancies are possible in women with Williams syndrome, and it advocates the need for regular multidisciplinary assessments prior to and during pregnancy.
ISSN: 1747-079X
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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