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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Any comments are welcome. I had my first ultrasound yesterday. As per my LMP I should be 10 weeks. The ultrasound showed one sac and two poles so identical twins but one twin measure 6 weeks and the other measured around 7. The tech could not find a heartbeat for either. I'm really hoping that maybe because the fetus' measured smaller than what was expected that maybe they need a little more time for the heartbeat to show. I have another ultrasound appt next week to see if they can find a heartbeat, if not my Doctor said that if I don't pass then naturally by then that she suggests a D&C. I really don't know what to do I feel like they could still have a chance but I don't know if I'm being realistic with myself. If anyone has anything to suggest or comments if would really be nice.
13 years ago
i was 8 weeks pregnant when i had my d&c on 23rd aug. i had some tests at home and they had shown negative. but i began 2 hav some brown discharges and so i went 2 d doc. it was then that i came 2 knw that i was pregnant and my baby had no heartbeat. is it possible that i got pregnant ryt 2 weeks after that? i had some spot bleeding on 8th and 9th. i again bleeded very light on 15th, 16th. i know these are not like regular periods. i even had a test at home, results showd negative. but i'm scared i might be pregnant again. does anybody have an idea whats goin on wit me???
13 years ago
I need advice/help! My period is about 2 in a half months late on my period and took about 4 hbt and all negative. I last conceived July 26, 2011. Whats wrong with me. Im having moodswings but no gain weight or anything. I havent been to the doctors yet so Im hoping to go soon. Any help?
13 years ago
I am wondering if thereis anyone out there going thru what I am or been thru it. I am pregnant not sure how far along there has been a few miscalculations so I wont find out until my OB visit. I went to the ER 4nites ago due to back pains, little spotting and lack of pregnancy symptoms the doctor drew my blood to check my progestrion lvls and my Hcg lvls I then had to go back 2 days later I got the info the Hcg lvls did what they where suppose to but my progestrion lvls are low so now I have to take meds for it for the first trimester. But my back is still hurting and I dont feel to pregnant other then tender breasts is there anyone out there maybe know what is going on?
13 years ago
Hiya every1,im 29 with 4 children under 6 all boys my last baby was a classic c-section,he was 3months premmie an 2lb 1oz he is 7 months now an doen realy well.d dr told me 2 wait 3 yrs b4 i get pregnant again incase my whom ruptures iv a high risk now with a classic c-section but i do want a baby girl any1 else been tru dis any advise 4 me wat 2 do it was a scary time should i cut my losses an b grateful 4 wat i have r take d chance a go ahead
13 years ago