Sleep apnea poses risk of complications for pregnant women | Tampa Bay Times

Pregnant woman lying in bed sleeping

Sleep apnea poses risk of complications for pregnant women | Tampa Bay Times.

New research from the University of South Florida has found that pregnant women with obstructive sleep apnea are five times more likely to die in the hospital during and shortly after pregnancy, compared with women without the disorder. The study also found that pregnant women with apnea also were more likely to suffer the severe complications of pregnancy, including severe high blood pressure, an enlarged heart and pulmonary blood clots.

To read more, click on the link above. If you snore, please talk to your doctor about sleep apnea.

 

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