Pregnancy causes expansion of blood volume which, while adaptive, can also cause a delay in the recognition of significant hemorrhage. The critically ill pregnant patient requires thorough knowledge of physiologic changes that are normal during pregnancy. Logistics of their care may require a multidisciplinary approach .
KeywordsCritical care Physiology of pregnancy ICU Maternal transfer
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