Pregnancy in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome under treatment with nCPAP

Zentralbl Gynakol. 1998;120(2):71-4.


We report on a patient with a diagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) who became pregnant during treatment with the nCPAP (nasal continuous positive airway pressure) apparatus, and gave birth. In the literature search we didn't find any similar case report. The present view on OSAS treatment with particular regard to the use of nCPAP is also presented. Through reviewing literature we analysed positive effects of this kind of treatment on mother and fetus. The negative aspects of nCPAP treatment are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Obstetric Labor Complications / etiology
  • Obstetric Labor Complications / therapy
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / etiology
  • Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Risk Factors
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / therapy*