Perioperative care of the pregnant patient for non-obstetric surgery

Dr Alisha Allana and Dr Nadeam Mujtaba, Departments of Anaesthetics, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, and University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, UK

01 October 2020

Surgery during pregnancy poses clinical and ethical challenges. Although the patient is the priority, fetal wellbeing needs to be considered, while physiological, anatomical and pharmacological changes within the parturient must be accounted for.