Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 18th, 2003
According to recent research published in the European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, "pregnancy is associated with significant alterations in respiratory function. Changes during pregnancy include reduced functional residual capacity (FRC) and residual volume (RV), increased alveolar-arterial difference for oxygen (A-alphaPO2 ) and in the supine position, reduced cardiac output. In conjunction with sleep-related apneas or hypopneas, these could lead to maternal oxygen desaturation during sleep."
"Because of the conflicting data from sleep...
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