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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Sparkle x0xx
Ok I'm between 5 and 6 weeks pregnant went to the doctor for spotting the did an internal ultra sound there wasn't much blood they didn't see a sac or anything they did my hcg levels Thursday they were at 115 tested again today and they dropped to 23 there saying it's an eptomic pregnancy has anyone had this and have been fine I'm freaking out I not sure if I should get another opinion
7 years ago
My wife is 18 weeks pregnant with twin girls. She has been diagnosed with a subchorionic hemmoraghe measuring about 4cmx5cm. Both of the girls are doing great,measuring a few days ahead. Her cervix is 5cm and shows no signs of dialating. She has been bleeding on and off for a week and a half now. Sometimes fresh red then, merlot color then brown and then she seems to repeat the cycle everything two to three days. She had been put on progesterone every night. Does anyone have any advice or anything they can tell me. Thanks so much. I'm just one scared mommy to be.
8 years ago
I have a question and I'm not sure what's going on I usually have a normal 28 day cycle and according to my ptracker I should have ovulated on or around the 28th of April, well I had intercourse on the 24th, I started having some symptoms around the 29th tenderbreast, nausea, mood swings, hot flashes even breaking out a lot earlier then normal, I'm only 32 yrs old I can't be going through menopause already, then yesterday the 8th of May I had a pinkish discharge appear thinking it maybe implantation I have 1 son who's now 10 and never experienced implantation with him before, so this was new to me, it came again about 3 hrs later but a little more this time, then nothing til about 1:30 in the morning then more again, had trouble sleeping tossing and tuning getting hot flashes every 20 to 30 mins or so , when I woke at 6am I had cramping and a reguler period 3 days earlier then normal, I'm so confused at to what happened, does anyone know what could have happened or if my body is just changing
8 years ago
I have been told I have a tilted uterus... every time I go in for my OB check ups. Well, I'm supposed to be 8 weeks and 3 days now. I went in for my first u/s on Thursday at 8 weeks, and had a transvaginal u/s. Sadly, all that was there was a dark, empty sac with a little bit of something in the corner... Dr didn't spend much time looking for the baby, just took some pics and told me to come back in two weeks. She ordered labs and my hcg came back 22,000. she called me and told me she wants me to have a formal u/s on Monday (tomorrow). I've been so emotional. This is my third, but my youngest is 14 and I've wanted another baby for over 10 years. I keep reading about all these success stories, but it's so hard to think about that empty screen, just a sac and a little density of something in the corner. She wouldn't even check for a hb. With my other two kids, I had only had abdominal scans. The vaginal ones I don't even think existed then.. They were always able to see my babies on the abdominal scans. I'm wondering if my tilt affected her ability to see the baby?? she didnt try very hard and barely moved the wand at all. I'm just so scared to go back tomorrow and see the same thing.
8 years ago
I can't seem to find the right place to ask this, so here goes. I've already read through the forum about experiencing pain like a groin pull, and I understand that is normal. My problem is that my groin/hip/cramping began after I fell yesterday. I nearly did the splits on some slippery flooring, and now it hurts to walk some, and be in certain positions. I am not bleeding, and the cramping is mild. Just looking for some friendly advice. Thank you.
9 years ago