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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Antoinette.E
Im 21 weeks pregnant can I still have a miscarriage?..........help
5 years ago
Nuzha
hi i'm nuzha from srilanka but now i live in Doha-Qatar with my husband.I came on visit visa.My visa will expire on July 31st so i have to leave from this country.Now i'm 9 weeks pregnant So when I'll fly to my country 12 weeks pregnant.5 hours fly & 4 hours travelling by van.My Question is if i fly or travel it will be problem to my pregnancy?please give me an answer.when i was 4,5,6 weeks pregnant if i traveled a drop blood came.this is my problem.
5 years ago
curry89
Hi, I found out i was pregnant a month ago and went for my first ultasound at 7 weeks and 2 days there was a fetus and a heartbeat than 8 days later i went for another ultrasound because i started bleeding lightly and yet again the baby was there and there was a heartbeat and they said everything is really good so far, than i started getting a little crampy and i started bleeding a little bit heavier so i went and got blood test done and they were rising but not doubling like there suppose to so 9 days after my last ultrasound i got another 1 because they wanted to see if everything was fine, i got told the baby was there and its the size it should be but no heartbeat than another lady came in and confimed that the baby and died, i was devistated and a doctor sat me down and talked me through my options they have booked me in for a D&C for tomorrow but im worried that there could still be a possibilty that they just couldnt find a heartbeat and the baby is fine. Has this happened to anyone before????? as my partner and i dont want to give up hope.
5 years ago
Brittney4567
today i had major cramps i think i should be about 2 weeks all my p tests r positive i had light red blood on my liner this morning and it was like spotting then i showerd and cramps still going bleeding still light then went for a ride and got to store had to go to bathroom and a big tussue clot thing came out thot is was baby but just tisse and agoing i go to hos it came out im my pee got an u\s and cant see baby yet still early and got a vag exam and said it looks like a period but how is it? when i am throwing up everymorning? and also pain stopped and not bleeding anymore
5 years ago
Genobeno
I'm six week and my hcg level is only at 63. My gut feeling is that it's not viable but my doc is not telling me much other than to wait
5 years ago