Prenatal sleep apnea may pose health risks for mothers, babies

09/20/2012 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Babies of obese women with obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy had a greater risk of admission to the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers also noted that the rates of preeclampsia and cesarean delivery were higher in women with sleep apnea compared with those without the condition.

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