Common Pregnancy Problems to Guard Against
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
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
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.
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
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
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.