Thursday, October 18, 2012

Obstructive sleep apnea and pregnancy

This article discusses research about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and pregnancy. Pregnant women have a higher chance of developing pre-eclampsia, a condition that leads to protein loss in the urine and high blood pressure in pregnancy. OSA also increases the risk that the newborn will require neonatal care in an ICU. Screening for OSA when pregnant may help prevent some of these problems.

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