Autonomic circulatory control during pregnancy in humans.

  title={Autonomic circulatory control during pregnancy in humans.},
  author={Qinyouen Fu and Benjamin D Levine},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  volume={27 4},
Pregnancy is associated with dramatic alterations in maternal hemodynamics, which begin as early as 4 to 5 weeks of gestation. It has been proposed that these changes occur through autonomic control mechanisms, but the actual role of the autonomic nervous system in pregnancy is poorly understood. Here, we review what is known about the hemodynamic adaptation, changes in vascular endothelial function, sympathetic neural control and vascular responsiveness in pregnancy, and baroreflex function… CONTINUE READING
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