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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becca24
me and my boyfriend have been trying to get pregnant for about a year and a half. i have irregular periods. i thought i was a few months ago because i as experiencing some of the symptoms but then i got my period. i thought my periods were starting to become regular. i started the 16th in february and march. and then this month i it hasnt yet and its the 23rd. i thought i was ovulating around the 12th or 13th of april but not completely sure. now i have no period, really sore and slightly swollen breasts, with a little pinkish discharge. havent taken a test. wanted to wait in case it is a false neg. any advice that could help me get pregnant or if i could be i would love to hear. thanks
4 years ago
divbunch74
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
4 years ago
Adonis
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.
4 years ago
Saneetha
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
4 years ago
jobin
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?/
4 years ago