23 May Uterine Artery Doppler Changes from the Second Trimester of Pregnancy to the Postpartum Period in a Group of High Risk Women
In uncomplicated pregnancies, the uterine spiral arteries undergo a series of structural changes that result in a low resistance in the uterine arteries as pregnancy progresses. In many pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia, growth restrictions, and other placental-related complications, the described change does not occur. In pregnancies at high risk for placental complications, doppler measurement of Uterine artery flow has been shown to be a reliable predictor of complications. Post-partum, there is a reversal of vascular changes seen in normal pregnancies. It is unclear if there is a full reversal of these changes in complicated pregnancies with abnormal flow during pregnancy. The aim of our study is to follow the post-partum dopplers of women who had normal and abnormal flow during pregnancy. We hypothesize that Doppler uterine artery measurements after complicated pregnancies will show some abnormality compared to doppler measurements following uncomplicated pregnancies.
Contact for this study:
Joel Ray (email@example.com)