Common Pregnancy Problems to Guard Against

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Ectopic Pregnancy, Bleeding, Preeclempsia, Birth Defects...

Generally, pregnancy is an uncomplicated process and results in the birth of a normal and healthy baby.

Pregnancy is usually accompanied by common problems such as insomnia, vomiting, restlessness, dizziness, backache, bladder problems and several problems is essential for prevention of occurrence of serious ailments and their dire consequences.

The most common types of pregnancy problem are Ectopic Pregnancy, Preeclampsia, bleeding, miscarriage, loss of amniotic fluid and birth defects. Doctors mention that the timely identification of the problems requires a thorough examination of the pregnant lady in case of any unusual happening or bleeding and pain.

Several other symptoms such as unnecessary weight gain, excess swelling in hands, feet and abdomen, vaginal bleeding or spotting, severe and ongoing headache, severe vomiting and problems related to urination should not be ignored and a doctor should be immediately consulted.

Ectopic Pregnancy is a scenario wherein the fertilized egg attaches itself to a place other than the uterus. In nearly 95% of the cases, the Ectopic pregnancy occurs in the fallopian tube that is quite narrow and thus does not have the capacity to hold a growing embryo. The fertilized egg does not grow properly and may put pressure on the walls of the fallopian tube. In such a case, there is a possibility of severe pain and bleeding for the pregnant woman.

Preeclampsia arises due to high blood pressure and results in significant swelling in the hands and the feet. This type of complication needs to be taken care of properly or it may result in the death of the mother or the baby. The only solution to resolve this complication is to deliver the baby, even if it is premature.

Bleeding is very common in pregnancy. However, in some cases it may result in a miscarriage. Vaginal bleeding in early and mid stages is a sign of possible miscarriage. However, if the bleeding occurs in the later part of the pregnancy, it may be due to problems associated with the placenta and its position.

Any type of bleeding during pregnancy should not be ignored and a doctor needs to be consulted immediately.

Miscarriage or spontaneous termination of pregnancy generally occurs before the 20th week and can happen due to any type of infection, abnormalities or diabetes. Early miscarriage can also come about due to the production of antibodies in a woman's body.

Amniotic fluid protects a baby from the outside world and enables it to grow properly by providing the requisite nourishment. The fluid's volume grows with the growth of the fetus and its loss may result in several problems.

The loss of amniotic fluid may restrict the growth of the fetus, cause a premature delivery or in some cases restrict the lung development of the baby.

It is also important to remember that chronic problems like diabetes, asthma and heart trouble can result in big trouble.

It is advisable to inform your doctor in advance if as a pregnant woman you suffer from any of these medical problems. This will ensure timely action in case of problem.

Among the numerous pregnancy complications, an ectopic pregnancy is the most dangerous. Another pregnancy complication is vaginal bleeding. Whatever be the pregnancy complication, do not take it lightly; consult your doctor at once.




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