Most pregnancies occur without complications. However, some women who are pregnant will experience complications that can involve their health, their baby’s health, or both. Sometimes, diseases or conditions the mother had before she became pregnant can lead to complications during pregnancy. Some complications occur during delivery. It is very important for women to receive health care before and during pregnancy to decrease the risk of pregnancy complications.
Even with complications, early detection and prenatal care can reduce any further risk to you and your baby.
Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy prior to 20 weeks caused due to older age exposure to tobacco smoke, obesity, diabetes, and drug or alcohol use,Miscarriage is the most common complication of early pregnancy
When the body cannot effectively process sugars and carbohydrates, leading to high sugar levels in the blood stream. You can control your blood sugar levels by a following a healthy meal plan and regular physical activity. Some women also need insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control.
Preeclampsia is a condition that pregnant women develop. It is marked by high blood pressure in women who have previously not experienced high blood pressure before. Preeclamptic women will have a high level of protein in their urine and often also have swelling in the feet, legs, and hands. This condition usually appears late in pregnancy, generally after the 20 week mark, although it can occur earlier.
If undiagnosed, preeclampsia can lead to eclampsia, a serious condition that can put you and your baby at risk,
Anemia means that you have a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells in your body. If you have anemia, you may feel more tired and weak than usual, and you may have pale skin. Anemia has many causes and your doctor will need to treat the underlying cause of the anemia. Taking supplements of iron and folic acid during your pregnancy may help since most cases of anemia occur due to a deficiency.