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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a2mag
hi there i am 16 weeks pregnant i dont have a bump but i do have a belly!! ive a wedding on saturday and i have a lovely black dress, it fits but, it shows the belly im wounder if i should wear a pair of sucky in pants to get rid of the belly, (they might fix the problem) i had a pair that i wore with the dress before but they were very tight but i am woundering if, it harm my baby?
6 years ago
Maddy166
LouiseeBx with my first pregnancy i did several at home pregnancy test Which all came up negative I went to the doctors and did two there which were also Negative i also felt everything u are and it wasn't until I did a blood test that it came up that I was pregnant But because I was so early In My levels obviously wernt high enough to show positive on a urine test. Best of luck :)
6 years ago
LouiseeBx
i was just wondering if some one could offer me some advice.... i was due to come on my period between 24-26th june.. and i have still have not come on (10 days late) all hpt are showing up negative and the one the doctor did came back negative too. i have very sore breast.. intense back pain, lower belly pain (simular to period pain but fainter) the odd feelings of sickness though not actually been sick. extremly tierd, and then get intense headaches if i dont sleep. im constantly hungary and always going to the toilet. i have never been pregnant before, but i can sense something is different. im desperate for answers as im really confussed. the doctor has sent me for a blood test is there any chance i could still be pregnant? has this happened to anyone before?? any advice would be very helpful. thanks
6 years ago
Gerra
Hi everyone, I had syphillis when pregnant but went for treatment.My dr told me it won't affect the baby (the injections).i completed my treatment in march but end up loosing my baby in april.when i asked the gynae he said yes it could have been a factor but i was cured at that time.i can't let go of the feeling that i am to blame for my stillborn.he said they could'nt find anything wrong and i could try again for a baby.but how do you try again when you are going through so much?
6 years ago
sweetluck
The first day of my last period was march 31,2011 . Around the time I was due for my next period nothing came so I took a test and it was positive I took many more test after that all bright positive. That was around the beginning of May 2011. I went to my doctor she confirmed I was pregnant with a pee test and bloodwork. The first levels were low in the 300s. Then she put me on prometrium (because of 2 previous chemical pregnacies from a couple of years ago) She told me that it will help implant better. I went back four times for bloodwork each time my levels increased. She then preformed a pelvic ulrasound in her office and thought she saw a sac. She ordered me to come back in a couple of days an to preform it again then she told me she doesn't see this pregnancy progressing. I had bloodwork that day and she did not get the results back an she had already said how sorry she was to me etc. etc.. and ordered me to stop the prometrium at this point she rushed me to the raidiology center and they preformed a pelvic ultra sound an found TWO sacs both empty. Then the next day the doctor called and apologized an said your levels are up an they found TWO sacs continue with the prometrium. So of course she orders another ultra sound less then 5 days later an the sacs were there again empty. I had some spotting an the the doctor told me I wasn't pregnant anymore you might have been but you never really were. with out taking anymore bloodwork she wants me in for a follow up to do a dnc or give me pills. I still feel pregnant an I'm so confused I'm pregnant then not then pregnant then not. So my question is... Is it possible to be pregnant still ??? was the ultra sounds done to early that they were empty.She also thought I was 8 weeks when I was only at the end of 5 weeks. Even though I have some bleeding could one sac still be there.
6 years ago