Obstetrics Literature Updates

Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal outcomes: a national cohort

“Compared to pregnant women without OSA, pregnant women with OSA have a significantly higher risk of pregnancy-specific complications such as gestational hypertensive conditions and gestational diabetes, and rare medical and surgical complications such as cardiomyopathy, pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure, and hysterectomy. OSA diagnosis was also associated with a longer hospital stay and significantly increased odds for admission to the intensive care unit.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29031756