Maternal hyperventilation helps preserve arterial oxygenation during high-altitude pregnancy.

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We examined arterial oxygenation during pregnancy and 3 mo postpartum in 35 nonsmoking residents of Leadville, CO (elevation 3,100 m) to determine how well and by what mechanisms maternal arterial oxygenation was maintained during pregnancy at high altitude. Hyperventilation raised arterial O2 saturation above that in the nonpregnant state. Respiratory… (More)

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@article{Moore1982MaternalHH, title={Maternal hyperventilation helps preserve arterial oxygenation during high-altitude pregnancy.}, author={L. Gordon Moore and Dennis W Jahnigen and Sharon I S Rounds and Jaxk Reeves and Robert Grover}, journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology}, year={1982}, volume={52 3}, pages={690-4} }