Pregnancy complications

Complications could include:

  • Eclampsia is a rare but severe condition that causes seizures during pregnancy. Seizures are periods of disturbed brain activity that can cause episodes of staring, decreased alertness, and violent shaking (convulsions). Eclampsia affects about on...
  • When the placenta covers part or all of the cervix during the last months of pregnancy, this is called placenta previa, or low-lying placenta. Previous pregnancies, pregnancy surgery, or miscarriages are all risk factors.
  • Placental abruption occurs when the placenta begins to peel away from the uterus too soon, while the baby still needs its supply oxygen and nutrients. This can cause dangerous problems for both the mother and baby.
  • Miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is an event that results in the loss of a fetus during early pregnancy. There are many types and causes. Symptoms include heavy spotting, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and more.
  • Most pregnancies go on without any problems. However, some women will experience complications that can involve the mother's health, the baby's health, or both.
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