health smarts. Pregnancy After Spinal-cord Injury

May 2012
PN;May2012, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p14
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The article discusses pregnancy after spinal-cord injury (SCI). It says that most of the women that has SCI can have healthy babies, as long as they take suitable precautions. It states that for the first trimester, an obstetrician (OB) should have consulted, together with an SCI physician regarding the pregnancy because it is the period of greatest risk. It mentions that for two and three trimester, women are more vulnerable to low blood pressure, urinary incontinence, and pyelonephritis.


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