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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Ohk girls, so like im on the pill but ibeen forgetting to take them, so Im not consistent with them. II had my last period normal and on my 3rd week of the blue pill i had unprotected sex (friday). I was due for my period around this time but extended and delayed it and took another blue pill. i also took the morning after pill but this was not till monday, I am now on my 3rd day(wednesday) of the red pill which is suppose to bring my period and not a spot is coming?.. am I over reacting?.. it will come right?..i am however freaking out sorta because im feeling syptoms of bloated, heavy, sore back, tad more hungry I suppose, tired and light headed.. am i over reacting?.. or could these symptoms be caused simply from my job and normal activity.. man i sure hope so coz even tho i love kids im jus not ready in my life and career at the moment, but i will take it as it comes and accept. #confused&wary
12 years ago
Hellow there in carol and im about 5 1/2 weeks prego, i had to go to the e.r due to some bleeding, i had a vaginal ultrasound done but they couldn't see a baby just the sac i have to go back in a couple of days to see if my hcg levels are rising like they should be, any advice im super scared :(
12 years ago
Nuzha, I am so sorry to hear about your lose of your visa. Traveling is ok when you are pregnant you need to stay hydrated and take plenty of rest breaks. Drink bottled water, be picky about the foods you eat, so as not to get sick. Long duration in flight are generally concerning to the last few weeks of pregnancy due to lower oxygen levels. In the first trimester, it doesn’t appear to be a rise factor. Good luck.
12 years ago
im 34 weeks pregnant but my tummy keeps going hard and im in agony
12 years ago
Im 21 weeks pregnant can I still have a miscarriage?
12 years ago