Nocturnal hyperventilation in pregnancy--reversal with nasal continuous positive airway pressure

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Jul;173(1):238-9. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(95)90203-1.


A 41-year-old mother with a twin pregnancy had disabling hyperventilation with severe nocturnal symptoms at 25 weeks' gestation. The nocturnal attacks were relieved with nasal continuous positive airway pressure, which she successfully used throughout the rest of the pregnancy. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure could be an option to control severe pregnancy-induced hyperventilation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperventilation / therapy*
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
  • Pregnancy, Multiple
  • Twins