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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13 years ago
Hi, this is my first pregnancy and according to doctors I'm 6 weeks pregnant. On the 3rd day of my missed period I had light bleeding and after 5 days I felt like heavy spotting which increased day by day and now I'm having much more bleeding than before. It has been 13 days and bleeding still doesn't stop. 2 times pregnancy urine test was positive and yesterday I went for an ultrasound where there was no baby detected. I'm very depressed and tense please I am curious about what is happening, I am afraid of miscarriage etc...
13 years ago
I took a pregnancy test on Friday the 19th n it was positive Took anOther on Ssturdy 20th once again positive. I was visiting family out of Town n was planning to see a doctor when I came back today, this morning I Had a light bleed it was pinkish brown n was only there wen I wiped I put a Pad on to monitor the bleeding but around 11:30 am I felt blood drip out I went to the Bathroom n it was now actual bleeding red with no clot it was only a little bit But worried n upset I told my Partner n went to the doctor I tookher wat had happened N her first thought was an autopic pregnancy or implaintion. But becoz my period was a day late Last month she booked me I'n for a urgent ultrasound. Bleeding got worse as did the cramps I got my ultrasound he couldn't find anything so assumed I wad only 4 weeks preg but he aslso Did a transvaginal ultrasound to check my fallopian tube to rule out autopic preg Nothing was found n he said everything looked normal for an early pregnancy. I am still Yet to see my docto bout the results the bleeding has gotten worse n more cramping Could this be n miscarriage or just heavy implantation bleeding?? Please help!!
13 years ago
I'm 14 weeks pregnant, but when i stand up i can feel this pain in my lower stomach area. Im just wondering will it stop soon and should i be worried about it. Its not a huge pain, but its there and i can feel it.
13 years ago
Hi I At 6w1D u/s showed fetal heart rate at 78. Hcg was 55,000. three days later is was 60,000. No bleeding spotting or cramping. Is their any hope?
13 years ago