Sleep-disordered breathing (SBD), and especially sleep apnea is prevalent among pregnant
women, has numerous medical consequences and is associated with an increased risk of adverse
maternal and fetal outcomes. This article is an up-to-date review of pathophysiology, complications,
diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea during pregnancy. Treatment of sleep apnea includes loss of
weight, the use of positive airway pressure (CPAP) and the change of sleep position.
Keywords: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), obstructive sleep apnea, polysomnography, pregnancy, sleep
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