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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my period came on the begining of last month and i had sex on the 22 of last month and my period came on again on the 25th which was 3days after unprotected sex and he came in me twice that day now its been 3weeks and my right side hurts alot and sometimes the pain move down ive been eatting alot and be sleepy alot am i pregnant? please help..
12 years ago
i'm 20 years old i have a irregular cycle period went to fertility doctor turns out i had a cyst on my ovary doctor told me to take surfamth/tmp ds i had to take for 7 days and comids but DO NOT TAKE COMIDS! i found out i was pregnant after i was done with the surfamth to clear the cyst on august 12th i took a hpt was positive the very next day the 13th i started to bleed i thout it was normal i went to clinic they said its normal it should up on urine test and blood the blood levels was only at 77 it didn't show on ultrasound due cause i was too early then 2 days past by i started to bleed more then in that 1 hour from brown it turned fresh bright red very very very heavy i knew something was wrong so i paniced it was my first pregnancy i didn't know what to do so i rushed to the hospital gyn doctor said i miscarriage around the time i was bleeding she looked in my ultrasound and noting was there she said my uterus is beautiful my tube are also good it was a naturally miscarriage i was trying the doctor told me i was around 6 week to 7 weeks she said my blood level was 47 she said my levels drop i started to cry and i ask the doctor when can i start to conceived? she told me to wait at least 3 to 4 weeks so 3 weeks passed and i still didn't get my period i get my period every month but on a different date now it is September 19th i took a hpt showed up positive with a fainted line as the days went by i have had no symptoms slight lower back pain every now and then slight tenderness and right now some headaches i sit in bed just to be safe i always have my feet up i don't move around just to sit on couch and sleep and use bathroom on the 5th of October i started to spot a little it was creamy light brown at on that day the next it day was pinkish and it was a mixed color of pink and brown i was scarred but i feel i was still pregnant and god would not take this was it bless me right a way then the next day went back to brown only spotting no bleeding with brownish mucus and a feeling like i had to use the bathroom #2 the feeling only last for 15 minutes the spotting it last for 5 days ending October 10th then still was still safe not moving around a lot staying in bed till my appointment on October 12th they didn't see anything on ultrasound they took my bleed told me to come back next week so on 19th of October it showed a sac on ultrasound and my blood come back positive but not in my urine they told me to come back next week so on the 26th of October showed the sac got big accoutring to the ultrasound said i'm 5 weeks and 2 days i was so happy but i was scared it didn't show up on urine but doctor said it shows up in blood and ultrasound so your good so i am happy but little scared cause didn't show up days went by and on November 5th i started to spot so light you could not even see no cramps it was very light pink then it went to pink 1 day then 2th day was only light brown creamy with mucus as well took a hpt on the 7th of October negative very worried the spotting stop on October 10th last for only 5 days happy that spotting stopped but worried it showed negative on hpt it should have showed i was 7 weeks when i took that test now i am 7 weeks and 4 says i'm a scared to take another one cause its gonna come back negative again i'm waiting for my appointment on Monday please anyone tell me did this happen to you or anything like this i'm confused
12 years ago
Hi, I lost a large clot monday morning.. thought it was probably my period coming 3 days early, however I did a preganancy test the following evening and it was positive! well the following morning I had bleeding and was very worried so I rang my GP,(she said it was a miscarriage) who got in touch with the early pregnancy unit. I cant have a scan until 6 weeks! well 3 days have gone by and I am still bleeding mainly in the morning and last night I took another test and it was positive. by now I am very concerned so I rang the EPU who told me unless I had pain and very heavy bleeding I should wait until my scan as it is just impantation blood? it is meant to be common but obviously I am worried especially as they wont even see me till week on wednesday as I am only 4 weeks and 2 days pregnant! Anyone else had similar experience?
12 years ago
Hi everyone. This is my first time actually writing in these forums yet always read them. I had my third IUI and it was successful. I am 5 weeks pregnant and went for my first ultrasound. They did see a small sac. The dr called me later to tell me my HCG level was only 410 so I would probably miscarry. Has anyone else had low HCG and a successful pregnancy?
12 years ago
PLease note i am mother of 3 already... I have a friend who has told me that she was pregnant with twins that were conceived at different times... but she miscarried and then informas me that she wasnt just pregnant with twins that she has 3 more babies in her tubes.. so she was pregnant with 5 babies.. ( but her tubes werent removed) and also while being pregnant she has a internal ultrasound and said they did because the other normal ultra sound was to dangerous.... ok this happened 4 weeks ago... she know imforms me she is apparently 2 pregnant again and she has to have her tubes clumb yesterday because of something to do with the muliple pregnancy last time and she has have a head more testing done like blood taken from the anbilicol cord oan placenter aswell.. i think i being told porkie pies but the saddest part is that her partner is on the egde of braking point because of all this he doesnt know what to believe.....
12 years ago