Motherisk rounds: Safety of Procedural Sedation in Pregnancy

Gal Neuman, Gideon Koren

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Minor traumatic injuries are common in pregnancy, often subsequently requiring painful diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Pregnant women who are experiencing significant pain, distress, or fear may benefit from procedural sedation in the emergency department. In this review we examine the fetal safety of specific drugs used for procedural sedation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-173
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Analgesia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy outcome
  • Procedural sedation
  • Teratogenicity
  • Trauma


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