Pregnancy Problems

While every pregnant woman wishes for a healthy and full pregnancy, the reality is that in many cases pregnancy problems do arise. These complications can range from mild to severe, including general health concerns as well as those specific to pregnancy, and may result in pregnancy loss.  Learn more about the types of problems that may arise during pregnancy and about what you can do to minimize your risk for any pregnancy complications.  Also find out about what to do incase of a pregnancy emergency and about how to keep yourself as healthy as possible during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Risk Factors

Luckily, there are some pregnancy risks factors that women can avoid in order to increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and child. Indeed, exposure to toxins such as cigarettes and alcohol is likely to affect both the mother as well as the baby's health, the consequences of which may have lasting effects in the future.  There are also certain foods to avoid when pregnant to ensure a healthy and safe delivery of your baby. Ultrasounds and blood tests during pregnancy can also help to keep an eye on your baby's development and watch for any signs of pregnancy complications.  Many complications can be handled early on before they develop into serious problems for you or your baby.  Be sure to have regular check ups with your doctor throughout your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Complications

Even if a mother avoids exposure to potentially dangerous substances, other unexpected pregnancy complications

may arise. Knowing some of the signs and symptoms of these pregnancy concerns can help ensure early diagnosis and treatment of these potentially harmful conditions.  Also, be sure to get regular check ups during your pregnancy so that your doctor can watch for signs of common pregnancy complications like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or a low birth weight baby.

Pregnancy complications not only affect the mother's health but may impact the health of her child. Our complications with baby section provides a useful guide for parents concerned with medical conditions that may affect their newborn baby.  Learn more about how to keep your baby safe.

STDS and Pregnancy

Sexually transmitted diseases pose unique concerns during pregnancy, since these may affect an unborn child or be transmitted from mother to baby during birth. Find out about treatment options and health precautions that women can take when it comes to STDs and pregnancy.  Also learn more about which STDs are most dangerous for newborn babies and about what to do if you contract one of these STDs prior to or during pregnancy.  There are treatments that can be given to protect your baby.  Find out more today.

Complications can be quite unexpected during pregnancy and can happen to anyone at any point, it is a doctors job to spot these as early as possible and deal with them quickly and as best they can. 

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Genobeno
I'm six week and my hcg level is only at 63. My gut feeling is that it's not viable but my doc is not telling me much other than to wait
6 years ago
sabria
i when for scan coz i am bleeding and they couldnt see sac or tell me how far i am or was but my test keeps saying im pregant very confused what could this mean .i got bk in 2 weeks to find out if the black hole turns in to something or goes away .i thought i would be 6 weeks today !
6 years ago
HappyMumma
Varicose veins......Never had them, now experiencing them! Need some compression stockings - Any suggestions of any I should use? Any one used them? Don't want to spend hundreds if I can help it! Many Thanks
6 years ago
ckwinters
my daughter said the doctor told her that her sack was extra large and could not see the baby during the ultra sound, What does this mean?
6 years ago
louise23uk
I am so confused i over 3 weeks late on a period, alltogther i've doen 3 preg test 2 clearblue and 1 boots make. i had two very faint positive test. Then tested this morning and it showed negative. I am wondering if i am still preg or suffered a early misscarridge. I have all the symptoms , morning sickness, cramps, cravings, headaches ad havong to sleep more often... I just dont know what to do help someone ? xx
6 years ago