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What makes blood pressure crash in labor?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Several factors

One culprit is epidural anesthesia which as a side effect may relax the walls of the arterial walls and drop blood pressure.
In addition, sudden blood loss associated with delivery may contribute as well.

In brief: Several factors

One culprit is epidural anesthesia which as a side effect may relax the walls of the arterial walls and drop blood pressure.
In addition, sudden blood loss associated with delivery may contribute as well.
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