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.
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Sleep-Disordered Breathing May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes – MPR.
Evidence from published observational studies suggests that maternal sleep-disordered breathing is associated with increased risk of gestational hypertension and gestational diabetes, according to research published in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Sushmita Pamidi, MD, of McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of selected studies to assess the association between sleep-disordered breathing and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including gestational hypertension/preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and low-birth-weight infants.
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