Physiological changes associated with pregnancy

Christopher F. Ciliberto, Gertie F. Marx, Darryl Johnston

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Abstract

Physiological and anatomical alterations develop in many organ systems during the course of pregnancy and delivery. Early changes are due, in part, to the metabolic demands brought on by the fetus, placenta and uterus and to the increasing levels of pregnancy hormones. Later changes, starting in mid-pregnancy, are anatomical in nature and are caused by mechanical pressure from the expanding uterus. These alterations create unique requirements for the anaesthetic management of the pregnant woman.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalUpdate in Anaesthesia
Volume24
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Pregnancy
Uterus
Placenta
Anesthetics
Pregnant Women
Fetus
Hormones
Pressure

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Ciliberto, C. F., Marx, G. F., & Johnston, D. (2008). Physiological changes associated with pregnancy. Update in Anaesthesia, 24(2), 72-76.

Physiological changes associated with pregnancy. / Ciliberto, Christopher F.; Marx, Gertie F.; Johnston, Darryl.

In: Update in Anaesthesia, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.12.2008, p. 72-76.

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Ciliberto, CF, Marx, GF & Johnston, D 2008, 'Physiological changes associated with pregnancy', Update in Anaesthesia, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 72-76.
Ciliberto CF, Marx GF, Johnston D. Physiological changes associated with pregnancy. Update in Anaesthesia. 2008 Dec 1;24(2):72-76.
Ciliberto, Christopher F. ; Marx, Gertie F. ; Johnston, Darryl. / Physiological changes associated with pregnancy. In: Update in Anaesthesia. 2008 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 72-76.
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