Pregnancy & Sleep Apnea FAQ

Can Sleep Apnea harm an unborn baby?

Studies suggest that sleep apnea could in fact be harmful to your unborn baby including possibly increasing risks of prematurity and complications leading to emergent C-Section among other things.

Is Sleep Apnea during pregnancy dangerous?

Studies suggest there are multiple dangers of Sleep Apnea during pregnancy including increased Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, longer hospital stays, and potentially even more serious issues. There are easy and effective ways to diagnose and treat sleep apnea.

What causes Sleep Apnea during pregnancy?

Many theories exist but it is largely thought that hormonal changes along with the temporary bodily changes that occur during pregnancy lead to a significantly higher rate of OSA among young women.

How do I know if I have Sleep apnea during pregnancy?

An extremely simple, comfortable, pain free test can be performed while sleeping in the comfort of your own bed.

Can you use a CPAP while pregnant?

Absolutely!  Not only is CPAP safe but it can improve the quality and comfort of sleep especially during pregnancy.

What are Sleep Apnea Pregnancy Symptoms?

The most common symptoms for sleep apnea in pregnancy are snoring, excessive sleepiness, breathing pauses, etc.