The electroencephalogram during normal third trimester pregnancy and six months postpartum

R W Keunen, J H Vliegen, D A van der Pol, G Gerretsen, C J Stam

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Abstract

In 1942 Gibbs and Reid described a slowing of the electroencephalogram (EEG) at the end of a normal pregnancy. To the best of our knowledge this is the only report that addresses the modification of the EEG in normal pregnancy. We performed a spectral multichannel EEG analysis and revealed no differences during third trimester pregnancy and six months postpartum. Therefore EEG changes seen during pregnancy, which were previously regarded as 'subtle changes of pregnancy', may turn out to be clinically relevant changes which indicate either pre-existing EEG dysfunction or EEG abnormalities in the context of a pregnancy-related disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-8
Number of pages3
JournalANZJOG
Volume104
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997

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Keunen, R. W., Vliegen, J. H., van der Pol, D. A., Gerretsen, G., & Stam, C. J. (1997). The electroencephalogram during normal third trimester pregnancy and six months postpartum. ANZJOG, 104(2), 256-8.
Keunen, R W ; Vliegen, J H ; van der Pol, D A ; Gerretsen, G ; Stam, C J. / The electroencephalogram during normal third trimester pregnancy and six months postpartum. In: ANZJOG. 1997 ; Vol. 104, No. 2. pp. 256-8.
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Keunen, RW, Vliegen, JH, van der Pol, DA, Gerretsen, G & Stam, CJ 1997, 'The electroencephalogram during normal third trimester pregnancy and six months postpartum' ANZJOG, vol. 104, no. 2, pp. 256-8.

The electroencephalogram during normal third trimester pregnancy and six months postpartum. / Keunen, R W; Vliegen, J H; van der Pol, D A; Gerretsen, G; Stam, C J.

In: ANZJOG, Vol. 104, No. 2, 02.1997, p. 256-8.

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Keunen RW, Vliegen JH, van der Pol DA, Gerretsen G, Stam CJ. The electroencephalogram during normal third trimester pregnancy and six months postpartum. ANZJOG. 1997 Feb;104(2):256-8.