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Maternal and Fetal Physiology

  • D. J. Begley
  • J. A. Firth
  • J. R. S. Hoult
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Abstract

Numerous adaptive physiological changes occur in the pregnant woman to support the growing conceptus within the uterus. These can occur either within the mother as a homeostatic response to the additional metabolic load imposed by the growing conceptus or as a direct result of the actions of fetoplacental hormones on maternal physiology.

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Further reading

  1. Beard, R. W. and Nathanielsz, P. W. (eds.) (1976). Fetal Physiology and Medicine, Saunders, LondonGoogle Scholar
  2. Comline, R. S., Cross, K. W., Dawes, G. S. and Nathanielsz, P. W. (eds.) (1973). Fetal and Neonatal Physiology (Barcroft Centenary Symposium). Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
  3. Dawes, G. S. (1968). Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Year Book Medical Publishers, ChicagoGoogle Scholar
  4. Hafez, E. S. E. (1975). The Mammalian Fetus, Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IllinoisGoogle Scholar
  5. Hytten, F. E. and Leitch, I. (1971). The Physiology of Human Pregnancy, Blackwell, OxfordGoogle Scholar

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© D. J. Begley, J. A. Firth and J. R. S. Hoult 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Begley
    • 1
  • J. A. Firth
    • 2
  • J. R. S. Hoult
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.St George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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