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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I am 6.5 weeks pregnant. My Hcg has gone down from 1247 to 1177 to 807 in the last week and a half. I went for an US yesterday and it showed something in the uterus but it was not growing and there was no heartbeat either. Please advise as to whether I should loose it or still wait.
13 years ago
HELP....LOL...OK...I had intercourse pretty much everyday in september,2011 ..I had my period which was short september 24,was the first day of my cycle....then my husband left to work offshore,so no intercorse,im supposed to start this month october 24, it possible i could be pregnant,we have been trying and i know all the fertile days we didnt miss one lol,but since i started sept 24 and hes gone could i be pregnant this month now october.....HELP PLEASE I KNOW I HAVENT MISSED MY PERIOD YET TILL THE 24TH BUT I WANNA KNOW IF ITS EVEN POSSIBLE TO BE PREGNANT....
13 years ago
I had an ectopic pregancy 12th July 2011, i was 6 weeks along and it erupted, i lost my left tube and lost 2L of blood, i was off work for 2 months, i'm now back at work and i took a pregnancy test 2 weeks ago, it came back negative, then i took one 2 days ago (well took 3) and they were all positive, so i went to the doctor and they confirmed it, but saying i was 5 weeks, because thats when my last period was, but that doesn't mean i conseved then does it? because 2 weeks aog i wasnt, then i had my ultra sound yesterday and they couldnt see anything in the womb, but a little dot, and then in my left ovary there was a little black whole that looked like a sack, but if i don;t have a left tube, how can there be anthing to reach that ovary, i no it still works but how can it be furtalized in there? i got my antenatal blood test done, and they said they are all normal which is great news.. but i'm not sure if everything is ok, i have to go back in 7 days to see if its a noraml pregnancy or not.. Pleas give me some advice, as i'm very scard =( please help.
13 years ago
I am in need of help. I took 2 hpt & both tested positive making me 5 weeks pregnant. Then yesterday I started what I think is my mentrual cycle w heavy cramping. I was feeling very nauseous & my breasts were tender prior to yesterday. As of today, I am mildly nauseous w little breast tenderness. I am scared that I am having a miscarriage. I ordered a blood pg test yesterday but won't find out the results until Friday. Any ideas?
13 years ago
Can it be possible that I can not ovulate at all? I got my period on the 10th of this month had sex on the 18th and the 21st took an ovulation test 4 days straight but keeps reading negative, can I be pregnant or what? Help me!!!
13 years ago