Show Summary Details
Page of

Contraception and pregnancy 

Contraception and pregnancy
Contraception and pregnancy

Sara Thorne

and Sarah Bowater

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 15 August 2020

Heart disease is the largest single cause of maternal death in the UK. The number and complexity of survivors of congenital heart disease well enough to consider pregnancy are growing. The maternal risk amongst this population varies from being no different to that of the general population, to carrying a high risk of long-term morbidity and >40% risk of death. This chapter discusses contraception, preconception, pregnancy and delivery, and post-partum care.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.