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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181e04776
Respiratory Disease in Pregnancy

Pulmonary Physiology in Pregnancy

BOBROWSKI, RENEE A. MD, FACOG

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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.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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