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Medical conditions during pregnancy 

Medical conditions during pregnancy
Medical conditions during pregnancy

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

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date: 30 September 2020

This chapter comprises a review of common medical conditions, including asthma, thyroid conditions, cardiac conditions, and renal diseases. There is a small section on renal transplant and care of the woman during pregnancy. Insulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, gestational diabetes, and their impact on pregnancy are discussed. The effect of pregnancy on the conditions themselves is reviewed, along with recognition and management of pregnancy changes due to the condition. Pregnancy management options, including altered physiology and pharmacological treatment, are discussed. Clinical and laboratory investigations are also listed. The section on cardiac conditions refers to circulatory changes during pregnancy and how these may be affected by a range of different cardiac conditions, both those that are congenital and those acquired. Pregnancy management, investigations, and clinical observations used to detect deterioration are included.

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