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Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun;53(2):285-300. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181e04776.

Pulmonary physiology in pregnancy.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Women and Children's Services, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho, USA. renebobr@sarmc.org

Abstract

This section reviews anatomic and functional changes of the respiratory system during pregnancy. Pulmonary function during exercise in pregnancy and in the obese gravida, sleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy, and pulmonary changes in the pregnant woman living at altitude are discussed in detail. Assessment of pulmonary function and interpretation of the arterial blood gas during pregnancy are also discussed.

PMID:
20436304
DOI:
10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181e04776
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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