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Contraception and pregnancy 

Contraception and pregnancy
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Contraception and pregnancy
Author(s):

Sara Thorne

and Sarah Bowater

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198759959.003.0021
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date: 15 November 2019

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.

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