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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nunu1988
hi ladies, i have a bit of a problem and wondered if any of you have any advice, when i was 18 i fell pregnant very easily with my 1st child she is now 6 and i have been trying for anotherone and i still havent fallen pregnant ,i have sex on a regular basis and around my ovulation time, but still nothing, my periods are irregular but i monitor them, im just scared that i have a problem, last time i went to the gynecologist he said i dont have any cysts on my ovaries, so i dont know what it cud be, any advice wud be greatly appreciated. thanks
4 years ago
cherrissa
Type your comment here.hi I'm 4 mnths preg bt my stomsch doesn't seem to be growing bt I cn feel the bby is this normal
4 years ago
Lyn truths
Hi, i have a problem here, i have a 31-34 days cycle and i had an intercourse on the 25th day of my period and my period has not come this month, its already 4days late and i have minor cramps and little or no vaginal discharge, i feel no other signs.could i be possibly pregnant?i did a test 2days ago and it showed negative but i think that was pretty soon,please i need help
4 years ago
cmason
hi kellynxumalo i know exactly how you feel ive had two miscarriages, well the ONLY two times ive got pregnant they both ended in miscarriages its been 3 years since my last miscarriage and i am ready to try again, i just stopped the pill about a month ago and i am 3 days late for my period, i have been gassy, cramping, bloated, having headaches but i have took 4 pregnancy tests in the last week and they were all negative WHAT COULD BE UP?
4 years ago
kellynxumalo
I am 43 I have never missed a period except when I was pregnant. now have missed a period I have tender breast, negative blood and Home pregnancy tests, I feel bloated we have been trying to fall pregnant after a miscarriage two years ago. My last period was 20 March 2013, please help, someone
4 years ago