Chapter

Medical conditions during pregnancy

Edited by Janet Medforth, Susan Battersby, Maggie Evans, Beverley Marsh and Angela Walker

in Oxford Handbook of Midwifery

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584673
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729867 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199584673.003.0010

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Medical conditions during pregnancy

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Asthma 180

Cardiac conditions 182

Diabetes 184

Epilepsy 187

Thromboembolic disorders 188

Principles of thromboprophylaxis 190

Thyroid disorders 192

Renal conditions 194

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and young adults and is on the increase; 4–8% of pregnant women have asthma. The condition is often underrecognized and suboptimally treated....

Chapter.  4162 words. 

Subjects: Midwifery ; Obstetrics

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