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  1. Jones, Renee' MSN, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC
  2. Baird, Suzanne McMurtry MSN, RN
  3. Thurman, Stephanee MSN, RN
  4. Gaskin, Ina May PhD (Hon), MA, CPM


Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare event, and the speed of resuscitation response is critical to the outcome of both the mother and the fetus. The management of the unresponsive pregnant woman differs from that of the traditional adult resuscitation. In this article, causes of maternal arrest, management of proper cardiopulmonary arrest in pregnancy, and implementation of perimortem cesarean delivery are discussed.