How to manage obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy

August 21, 2019
Judette Louis, MD, MPH

Dr Louis is Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Morsani College of Medicine and Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa.

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Linda Street, MD

Management of OSA in pregnant women should continue through the postpartum period and should be multidisciplinary. 

Management of OSA in pregnant women should continue through the postpartum period and should be multidisciplinary. For more information on sleep apnea in pregnancy: Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy- What you need to know

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