Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 18th, 1999
Pregnancy brings about profound changes of the water and electrolyte balance (body water: +40-100 percent; blood volume: +30-50 percent; hematocrit: 10-20 percent) with subsequent hyperdynamic state of heart and circulation (heart rate: +10-20 b/min, cardiac output: +30-50 percent; vascular resistance: -30 percent), Just explained.
There will be elevated venous pressure in the legs with edema.
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