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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Binita Thapa
I'm Binita. My husband and mine blood group are the Rh negative (B- negative). Our 1st baby (8 week) was miscarriage early. We are now planning for a baby. We would like to know if we make baby what we have to know and is there any problem of our blood group. Thanks.
10 years ago
Please help! A year ago I woke up sick rushed to hospital Turned out I had a cyst in my cervix and my right ovary also had to Be removed. The doctors gave my husband and I a 10% chance of Getting pregnant. Well April 19 was my last period turns out when you Don't try it happens. I'm having pains under my hip bones that are very Dull then sharp. My next appointment is not for 11 days for my first ultrasound Can't tell if pain is due to constapation (sorry TMI) or there is a problem. Don't want to worry My husband he is so excited, any comment will help. I drink plenty of water, Live on veggies and fruit and I work on my feet for five hours a day. Take regular naps. Please help...
11 years ago
Hi, well what it is I haven't saw a period since the 30 off jan and iv been jue on 4 times, iv tuke test and they av came up postive and negtive, iv been docs and the test ther av come up negtive, the docs av sed I gotta wait for a letter off the hospital to go for a scan! I'm just confused as it wud be my second baby, and I'm avin the cramp, pains, bad head, mood swings, and add a big off sickness wa lasted 3 days. Iv got a baby bump aswell and its all hard.. I just need advice as I'm worried
11 years ago
I had sex with my boy friend on 25th march and i got period on 16-20 april. I missed my period in may. Can i get pregnancy? My period is on every month inbeetween 16-22 it comes. Mostly 90% it starts on 16th or 18th. Can you tell me did i get pregnant?
11 years ago
hi ladies, i have a bit of a problem and wondered if any of you have any advice, when i was 18 i fell pregnant very easily with my 1st child she is now 6 and i have been trying for anotherone and i still havent fallen pregnant ,i have sex on a regular basis and around my ovulation time, but still nothing, my periods are irregular but i monitor them, im just scared that i have a problem, last time i went to the gynecologist he said i dont have any cysts on my ovaries, so i dont know what it cud be, any advice wud be greatly appreciated. thanks
11 years ago