This should be managed according to the same protocols as used in the non-pregnant. Pregnant women (especially those in advanced pregnancy) should be 'wedged' to relieve any obstruction to venous return from pressure of the gravid uterus on the IVC. This can be most rapidly achieved by turning the patient into the left lateral position. If cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required then the pelvis can be tilted while keeping the torso flat to allow external chest compressions. Emergency Caesarean section may be required to aid maternal resuscitation.
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