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Pregnancy Complications: Explanations And Symptoms Overview

Are you concerned about having pregnancy complications? You are certainly not alone.

While a number of potential problems can occur throughout your pregnancy, the fatigue and hormone fluctuations can cause you to worry about potential issues more than you typically would. Fortunately, serious complications during pregnancy are rare, and are often treatable.

By visiting your doctor on a very regular basis, any pregnancy problems can generally found quickly.

Below we detail some common pregnancy complications so you can be more informed for your and your baby’s health.

Common Pregnancy Complications

Some complications of pregnancy, like anemia, can easily be prevented and treated with a balanced diet and some vitamins and minerals, like folic acid and iron. Others, like the complications listed below, require medical attention.

Pregnancy Complications - Gestational DiabetesGestational Diabetes

Some women may experience gestational diabetes, even when they are not diabetic. If it happens to you, you must follow your doctors instructions closely to ensure you and your baby remain in good health…

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Pregnancy Complications - CholestasisCholestasis

Some women may experience cholestasis, which causes a very severe itching in late pregnancy. It can lead to serious pregnancy problems, including fetal distress and even stillbirth…

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Pregnancy Complications - Vaginal BleedingBleeding in Pregnancy

Bleeding during early pregnancy is scary. It may happen during the first quarter and may not be a sign of trouble. In fact it is common to hear women saying that they have vaginal bleeding when they are indeed pregnant. However, if you have vaginal bleeding during the last quarter, could be a symptom of Placenta Previa…

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Pregnancy Complications - Placenta PreviaPlacenta Previa

This pregnancy complication usually occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. This condition occurs when the placenta is implanted in the bottom of the uterus and obstructs the cervix…

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Encotopic PregnancyEctopic Pregnancy

One of the pregnancy complications that is very dangerous for mothers is Ectopic Pregnancy. This is a complication in which the fertilized egg is implanted outside the uterus…

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Pregnancy Complications - Premature LaborPremature Labor

This is another problem that can happen in your pregnancy. You may experience early contractions before week 37. Your doctor may put you on bed rest, which is not very pleasant. You may also be prescribed medication to stop contractions…

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Pregnancy Complications - MiscarriageMiscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the saddest things that can happen to a woman. This condition is the loss of pregnancy before week 20…

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Final Thoughts:

I am a very fearful person, and considering that the most important thing in my pregnancy was the health of my baby, I was very insistent on asking my doctor to perform all necessary tests to make sure that my baby was OK. I bought all the medications that she recommended me. Fortunately, everything went well with no complications till birth.

I believe that learning about common pregnancy complications and conditions can leave us better informed and equipped on how to deal with them in pregnancy.

My sincere recommendation: it is very important that you visit your doctor regularly; he or she normally recommends several tests to identify problems in pregnancy. Do not forget to make your first medical appointment as soon as possible, and go to appointments strictly during your first trimester of pregnancy.

During the first trimester pay close attention to symptoms of pregnancy, some of them may be considered abnormal symptoms and should be treated immediately.

Obviously if you feel some kind of abnormality in your pregnancy, you should take immediate action, do not put your baby at risk.

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