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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krisslee15
im 31 weeks n have severe pelvic pain.... plzz help??? im going to the doctors tomorrow they said it could be that my pelvic bone separated but it hurts like a b***h
5 years ago
TJohnston
Hello, my fiance and I have been TTC for 14 months now and aren't having any luck. During September I was supposed to get my period on the 27th and it never came. Today, Oct 1, I got a little light pink spotting in the morning followed by getting very hot very fast, and thought for sure I was pregnant. A few hours later I got a few drops of red blood (like a period) but it was only a few drops all day. Disappointed, I thought it was my period but it is So light and 4 days late I am not sure what is going on. Idk if I'm pregnant or having a very odd/light period? My periods have always been on time or a day early, I've never gone a month without a period like this past Sept or had anything like this..took 3 hpt and all negative..
5 years ago
CRIGI
hellow, im a first time mum. i just found out recently that Im pregnant. I told my partner abt it and he doesnt seem to care about the pregnancy. Im just afarid that him behaving that way towards me, might stress my baby. What can I do to avoid getting stress about him not caring enough?
5 years ago
3cola3
Ohk girls, so like im on the pill but ibeen forgetting to take them, so Im not consistent with them. II had my last period normal and on my 3rd week of the blue pill i had unprotected sex (friday). I was due for my period around this time but extended and delayed it and took another blue pill. i also took the morning after pill but this was not till monday, I am now on my 3rd day(wednesday) of the red pill which is suppose to bring my period and not a spot is coming?.. am I over reacting?.. it will come right?..i am however freaking out sorta because im feeling syptoms of bloated, heavy, sore back, tad more hungry I suppose, tired and light headed.. am i over reacting?.. or could these symptoms be caused simply from my job and normal activity.. man i sure hope so coz even tho i love kids im jus not ready in my life and career at the moment, but i will take it as it comes and accept. #confused&wary
5 years ago
babymamma13
Hellow there in carol and im about 5 1/2 weeks prego, i had to go to the e.r due to some bleeding, i had a vaginal ultrasound done but they couldn't see a baby just the sac i have to go back in a couple of days to see if my hcg levels are rising like they should be, any advice im super scared :(
5 years ago