Teenage Pregnancy complications
Teenage Pregnancy

Complications could include:

  • Anemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body's tissues.
  • Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition that causes the mother's red blood cells attack those of the baby as they would any foreign invaders.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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