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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rinamambo
Rina 27 Iam 7 month prignant and i am having appitite problem and my KG HAS DICREESED.
6 years ago
NnekaChinkey
I am currently 39 weeks and 4 days and already experiencing some heavy back pains and menstrual cramps. This has been happening like 3days now and need some advice whether I'm in pre-labour or not. Could someone assist and if you're wondering if I called my doc, I didn't call because I'm afraid it could be something out of the ordinary.
6 years ago
beckylouisa
just wonderd if anyone has had similar experience, i have had the depo shot twice then decided we wanted to try for our 2nd child, so didnt go for my third injection which was due early june, a couple of weeks after i had want seemed like a period but it lasted for a week or two and was very very light just spotting really and after that i have had nothing we have been trying and every pregnancy test negative, ive heard the depo shot can take from 3 months to 2 years to leave your body, does this mean because i had a slight period that i have started ovulating again or not im so confused and really want another baby, also would like to say im very angry that i was not told by the doctor or nurses that it would make pregnancy difficult afterwards, apparently everyone should be warned of this risk and i was definatly not.
6 years ago
lilah001
can you tell how many kids will one have by ring test?
6 years ago
nancy123123
Hi, this is my first pregnancy and according to doctors I'm 6 weeks pregnant. On the 3rd day of my missed period I had light bleeding and after 5 days I felt like heavy spotting which increased day by day and now I'm having much more bleeding than before. It has been 13 days and bleeding still doesn't stop. 2 times pregnancy urine test was positive and yesterday I went for an ultrasound where there was no baby detected. I'm very depressed and tense please I am curious about what is happening, I am afraid of miscarriage etc...
6 years ago