Maternal complications

  • G. Zanconato
  • L. Fedele
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Throughout the mean 40-week duration of a pregnancy, woman’s life and that of her baby may be at stake. The threats to feto-maternal wellbeing may originate from the changes that pregnancy induces upon the maternal organism, may be facilitated by pre-existing maternal disease, or may be due to pathological processes of the fetoplacental unit. Whatever the reason, complications can be severe, at times developing rapidly.


Deep Vein Thrombosis Preterm Birth Maternal Death Hypertensive Disorder HELLP Syndrome 
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  • L. Fedele

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