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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Hi everyone, I had a d&c on the 7th of march 2013 and on the 17th of april I'm having this severe cramps can't sleep nor eat, pls could it be my period or is something wrong? I really need advice urgently cos I don't have money for another hospital bill
11 years ago
Hi i am 28yrs going 29 . I have a fibriod and irregular periods. I have signs if pregnancy but i did a home pregnancy test and it says not pregnant. What is wrong and what should i do.
11 years ago
Hi I am saneetha my period date 11/feb/2013 same month17th little spotting after 10days vomiting ,bloat ,cramping, hip pain and back pain all problem( after spotting 10 day ) this problem only 1 week not now . I took 2 home pregnancy got negative. I am very confuse now . Am I pregnancy? Please help me
11 years ago
my wife is 26 year old,her lmp was 8th feb 2013,now 5 weeks compleated,she complaints of abdominalpain,and light bleeding also,what will be the reason of bleeding and does it harm pregnancy?/
11 years ago
Please help. I am 35 years old, my lmp was January 3, 2013. I got a positive hpt on January 31, 2013. I went for an ultrasound on February 5, 2013 and they couldn't find any sign of a pregnancy. My HCG level was only 213 (that's why they couldn't see it) then, February 13, I had to go back because of my history of miscarriages and my level was 705 and they said I had miscarried because there was "left over" stuff in my uterus. I tend to agree because there has only been 3 days that I haven't bled during the past 2 and half weeks since I found out I was pregnant. I don't feel pregnant at all. I had to go for another HCG test today I get the results tomorrow but I would really like some advice. Please help me!
11 years ago