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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ashlei_bonnie
hi im 9 an a half weeks went for a ultrasound on christmas eve was soo excited to see my baby but there was nothing in the sac no heart beat nothing the tech couldnt tell me anything but she rushed to call the doctor but i was un able to get in contact with him just told to go for my visit on wed going crazy right ow crying my eyes out
7 years ago
JennyMC
IM only 9weeks and i have a 6cm tear on one side of my plucenta and 2cm tear on the other side i just m/c a baby in september idk what to do the dt tell me i have a 50/50 chance i will m/c this baby too im scrared..they said the heart beat it strong...idk if i should keep hope of get excited does anyone else have any problems like this or had this and carried to full term?
7 years ago
julie.white20
Hey there I am about 8-9 weeks preg and I went to the ER Friday cause i was having really back pain and they ran a whole bunch of test on me and said that i am preg but that there is no baby in me, so later on that evening i was really worried so i called by OBG/YN to get another check up and see what is really going on so i went in to the office and got check and she did an ultrasound and she was looking and looking and finally she was like wait i see something she was like it may just be to early to see the baby's heartbeat so now i am so worried i have another ultrasound on friday and all i am hoping is for the best i pray and wish that everything is going to be ok and that i do have my baby in me :(
7 years ago
Jjames
Hi I am 6 weeks pregnant after having two miscarraiges in the last five months and the doctors are worried as my HCG levels are not rising quickly enough. My levels this time last week were 1124 and now they are 5123. I do feel different this pregnancy - my breasts and nipples are really sore, I am tired and started to feel some nausea which I never had before. The doctors are just so cautious and at times negative! I know that they are only doing their job but I am a nervous wreck and now have to wait another week for more results. Please help if you can!
7 years ago
kmum
i have a 4 cm umbilical hernia which causes me no pain however i did have some issues with bloating and gastro. should i fall pregnant now and be careful not to gain too much weight or should i have it repaired and then fall pregnant - knowing full well it may re-occur anyway ??????
7 years ago