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Clin Chest Med. 2011 Mar;32(1):175-89, x. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2010.11.003. Epub 2010 Dec 18.

Sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy.

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  • 1Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 100 Dudley Street, Suite 1100, Providence, RI 02905, USA. GBourjeily@wihri.org

Abstract

Symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing are more common in pregnant women compared with nonpregnant women. It is likely that physiology of pregnancy predisposes to the development or worsening of sleep-disordered breathing, but some physiologic changes may also be protective against the development of this disease. Clinical presentation may be less predictive of sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy than in the non-pregnant population; nonetheless, snoring is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Treatment strategies are similar to the nonpregnant population, however, pregnancy-specific scenarios may arise and these subtleties are addressed in this review.

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