n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Physiological changes in pregnancy : review articles
|Article Title||Physiological changes in pregnancy : review articles|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 3 Imperial College Healthcare Trust, UK, 4 Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, 5 University Paris Diderot, France and 6 Hopital Lariboisiere, France|
|Publication Date||Mar 2016|
|Pages||89 - 94|
|Keyword(s)||Diabetogenic, Hypercoagulable state and Uterine contractions|
Physiological changes occur in pregnancy to nurture the developing foetus and prepare the mother for labour and delivery. Some of these changes influence normal biochemical values while others may mimic symptoms of medical disease. It is important to differentiate between normal physiological changes and disease pathology. This review highlights the important changes that take place during normal pregnancy.
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