Risks associated with pregnancy in spinal cord-injured women

E. R. Baker, D. D. Cardenas, T. J. Benedetti

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Abstract

We reviewed the experience with pregnancy in spinal cord-injured women at the University of Washington over the past 10 years. During that time, 11 women with spinal cord injury had 13 pregnancies. Infant outcome was uniformly good. No major obstetric complication occurred. The mothers experienced medical problems including urinary tract infection in ten and pyelonephritis in three. Autonomic hyperreflexia occurred in three of five subjects with lesions at or above the sixth thoracic vertebra. Pregnancy in the spinal cord-injured patient involves medical risk for the mother, but with careful management, an excellent outcome for both mother and infant may be anticipated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume80
Issue number3 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Spinal Cord
Mothers
Pregnancy
Autonomic Dysreflexia
Thoracic Vertebrae
Pyelonephritis
Spinal Cord Injuries
Urinary Tract Infections
Obstetrics

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Baker, E. R., Cardenas, D. D., & Benedetti, T. J. (1992). Risks associated with pregnancy in spinal cord-injured women. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 80(3 I), 425-428.

Risks associated with pregnancy in spinal cord-injured women. / Baker, E. R.; Cardenas, D. D.; Benedetti, T. J.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 80, No. 3 I, 01.01.1992, p. 425-428.

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Baker, ER, Cardenas, DD & Benedetti, TJ 1992, 'Risks associated with pregnancy in spinal cord-injured women', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 80, no. 3 I, pp. 425-428.
Baker ER, Cardenas DD, Benedetti TJ. Risks associated with pregnancy in spinal cord-injured women. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1992 Jan 1;80(3 I):425-428.
Baker, E. R. ; Cardenas, D. D. ; Benedetti, T. J. / Risks associated with pregnancy in spinal cord-injured women. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1992 ; Vol. 80, No. 3 I. pp. 425-428.
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