Pregnancy Complications

Most pregnancies experience some kind of complication at some point in pregnancy. We have carefully gathered information on pregnancy complications to help you stay aware and ahead.

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Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy is a rare condition in which the embryo attaches to a fallopian tube instead of travelling down to...

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Hellp Syndrome
HELLP syndrome is an emergency-seeking medical condition during pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, risks, diagnosis and treatment of HELLP syndrome....

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Oligohydramnios
Oligohydramnios is a condition during pregnancy characterized by low amniotic fluid levels. Read more about the common causes, symptoms and...

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Signs of Miscarriage
The signs of miscarriage are usually noticeable in early pregnancy or before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain...

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Rainbow Baby
Rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage. You may think of why we call it a rainbow baby....

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Chemical Pregnancy
Chemical pregnancy, medically termed as biochemical pregnancy or biochemical loss, is the loss of the fetus at an early stage...

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Placenta Previa
When the placenta attaches to the bottom wall of the uterus, exactly at, or close to where the uterus opens...

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Miscarriage
One in every five pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Read further about what can cause a miscarriage, the signs to identify...

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Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is a serious complication during pregnancy which can affect approximately 5-8% of pregnant women. It can begin with high...

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Baby Loss
Baby loss – in the womb, during delivery or soon after birth - can be a depressing life experience. Discussed...

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Cytomegalovirus
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes virus that commonly affects people though it does not cause serious problems except during pregnancy,...

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Intrauterine infection
The infection of the womb during pregnancy is referred to as intrauterine infection or chorioamnionitis. Intrauterine infection most often leads...

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Group B Strep
Group B Strep (Streptococcus) – GBS - is a common bacterium which normally resides in a woman’s vagina or rectum...

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Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP)
Intrahepatic cholestatis of pregnancy (ICP) is a liver disorder which occurs in 1 out of 1000 women only during pregnancy,...

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Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes refers to diabetic condition during pregnancy. It affects about 2 to 5 % of pregnancies. Learn what causes...

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Stillbirth
Losing a baby in the womb or during delivery can be extremely saddening for the parents and family. While most...

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Causes of Stillbirth
Stillbirth is the death of the unborn baby after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It can happen either during pregnancy or...

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Stillbirth Symptoms and Risks
Losing a baby in the womb or during delivery can be extremely saddening for the parents and family. While most...

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Prevention of Stillbirth
There is no sure way to prevent stillbirth because in most cases, it is an unexpected event. However, avoiding the...

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Giving birth to a stillborn baby
Stillbirth of a baby can be shocking to the parents. To add to their grief, the doctor will discuss the...

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High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
Pregnancy can bring a lot of excitement, joy and happiness; a phase of life when you will go through an...

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Pregnancy
Antiphospholipid syndrome in pregnancy can be dangerous, leading to recurrent miscarriages. Learn what it is, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment....

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Overweight and pregnant
According to World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is considered to be one of the serious health problems of the 21st...

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Coping with grief after the loss of a baby
Baby loss – in the womb, during delivery or soon after birth - can be a depressing life experience. If...

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Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
Though genetics and other factors determine the growth and size of the baby during pregnancy and at birth, some babies...

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Down syndrome
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic chromosomal disorder causing cognitive disabilities in children. Let’s see the causes, symptoms,...

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Achondroplasia
Achondroplasia is a bone related birth defect that causes disproportionate dwarfism. Let us discuss how it affects the baby and...

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Gestational Hypertension
Your body gets prepared in lot many ways for arrival of your little one. Changes in blood pressure is one...

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Birth Defects
Every mother wishes to deliver a healthy child. But some children are born with birth defects. Birth defects are critical...

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Clubfoot
Clubfoot is a congenital birth defect which leads to deformities in feet. Learn the causes, symptoms of the disease and...

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Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy is one of the beautiful phases in a women’s life. While some pregnancies sail through without any complications, others suffer from a mild to life-threatening condition at some point. Pregnancies may not be free of complications for many women. We care for your pregnancy and help you get educated on important pregnancy complications, their signs, causes, risks and treatment. Here’s a quick list of the most common pregnancy complications:

One in every five pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Read further about what can cause a miscarriage, the signs to identify a miscarriage and who are at increased risk to miscarry.

Ectopic pregnancy is a rare condition in which the embryo attaches to a fallopian tube instead of travelling down to the womb. In some ectopic pregnancies, it can be in locations other than the fallopian tube or uterus. According to the American Pregnancy Association, ectopic pregnancy happens to 1 in every 50 pregnant women, although it is reported to be 1 in 100 in the UK. We have gathered detailed information on what causes ectopic pregnancy, how to read the signs and how it is diagnosed and treated in our exclusive article on ectopic pregnancy.

HELLP syndrome is an emergency-seeking medical condition during pregnancy. HELLP syndrome affects, on an average of 7 in 1000 pregnancies. 10-20% of HELLP syndrome cases are closely associated with severe preeclampsia during pregnancy. Learn about the symptoms, risks, diagnosis and treatment of HELLP syndrome.

Preeclampsia is a serious complication during pregnancy which can affect approximately 5-8% of pregnant women. It can begin with high blood pressure and proceed to become get more severe that it can be life-threatening in some cases. Read more about preeclampsia to be aware.

Oligohydramnios is a condition during pregnancy characterized by low amniotic fluid levels. Read more about the common causes, symptoms and treatment of oligohydramnios and how oligohydramnios will affect your baby.

In rare cases, in about 3 in 1000 pregnancies, the placenta attaches to the bottom wall of the uterus - exactly at, or close to where the uterus opens at the cervix. This condition is referred to as placenta previa. Refer to our article on placenta previa to learn more. 

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