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A case for altruistic surrogacy

Adam P Morton
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (3): 162-163.
Published online: 1 August 2005

To the Editor: One of the great privileges in practising obstetric medicine is to support a couple through a successful confinement when they have previously been advised against attempting pregnancy because of pre-existing maternal disease. However, in some cases, pregnancy carries a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality to both the mother and infant. Indeed, many maternal deaths in Australia are still preventable,1 and underlying cardiac disease is an important cause.2

  • Adam P Morton

  • Mater Hospital, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane, QLD 4101.

Correspondence: amorton@mater.org.au

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