Teenage Pregnancy complications
Teenage Pregnancy

Complications could include:

  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body's tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it should be. Ma...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Birth is considered premature, or preterm, when it occurs before 37 weeks of gestation (development time in the womb). Normal, full-term gestation is 37 to 42 weeks. Those final weeks in the womb are crucial for healthy weight gain and development...
    Source:HLCMS
  • During pregnancy, some women develop high levels of blood sugar, a condition known as gestational diabetes, around the 24th week of pregnancy. In most cases, the condition develops in women who never had diabetes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Infant low birth weight (LBW) is when babies weigh less than five pounds, eight ounces at birth. LBW often occurs in babies who are born prematurely, before 37 weeks of gestation.
    Source:HLCMS
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