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What are the risks associated with being pregnant at high altitudes?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Decreased oxygen

At high altitudes, the air has less oxygen in it.
If you are there for a short time, you may develop altitude sickness with nausea, vomiting, fatigue and dizziness. With longer duration, the body will normally adapt. There can still be issues with inadequate oxygen to the baby and growth restriction.

In brief: Decreased oxygen

At high altitudes, the air has less oxygen in it.
If you are there for a short time, you may develop altitude sickness with nausea, vomiting, fatigue and dizziness. With longer duration, the body will normally adapt. There can still be issues with inadequate oxygen to the baby and growth restriction.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Poor fetal growth.

Chronic hypoxia as seen in high altitudes due to the decreased oxygen pressure can lead to smaller babies and preeclampsia.

In brief: Poor fetal growth.

Chronic hypoxia as seen in high altitudes due to the decreased oxygen pressure can lead to smaller babies and preeclampsia.
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