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Spinal cord injured women, pregnancy, and delivery

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Excerpted fromReproductive Issues for Persons with Physical Disabilities, Brookes Publishing Company. This chapter is adapted from an article of the same title, originally published in 1986 inParaplegia, 24, 231–240 and is reprinted and adapted by permission, copyright 1986 International Medical Society of Paraplegia, Churchill, Livingstone, Edinburgh.

Author's note: The problem of autonomic hyperreflexia during childbirth is a major threat to survival during childbirth to the woman with a spinal cord injury with a level of paralysis of thoracic 6 and above.

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Verduyn, W.H. Spinal cord injured women, pregnancy, and delivery. Sex Disabil 11, 229–234 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01102582

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  • Spinal cord injury
  • pregnancy
  • delivery