Here are some complications you might face during pregnancy
Are you expecting a baby? Here are some complications you may face.
- Miscarriage - Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks. About 10 to 20 per cent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, and more than 80 per cent of miscarriages happen before 12 weeks. Most first-trimester miscarriages are believed to be caused by chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilised egg that keep the embryo from developing. Vaginal spotting or bleeding is usually the first sign.
- Extreme nausea and vomiting – Nausea and vomiting are very common during pregnancy but if it happens in extreme then it is a matter of concern. If you can’t eat or drink anything, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated. Being malnourished and dehydrated can harm your baby. If you experience severe nausea, tell your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe medicines or advise changing your diet.
- Premature labour and birth - If you start having regular contractions that cause your cervix to open (dilate) or thin out (efface) before you reach 37 weeks of pregnancy, you're in preterm or premature labour. When a baby is delivered before 37 weeks, it's called a preterm birth and the baby is considered premature. Preterm birth can cause health problems or even be fatal for the baby if it happens too early. The more mature a child is at birth, the more likely he or she is to survive and be healthy.
- Water breaks – If you feel a flood of water rush down your legs, it means your water bag have been broken. But during pregnancy, the enlarged uterus can cause pressure on your bladder too, so it could be urine leakage. If you are not sure, if it is urine or water breakage, go to the bathroom and pee. If the fluid continues, then you have broken your water. In such case, call your doctor or go to the hospital.
- Gestational diabetes – This is a type of diabetes that happens to women during pregnancy. Most likely, it ends after the baby is born.
- Preeclampsia – You're diagnosed with preeclampsia if you have high blood pressure and protein in your urine or liver or kidney abnormalities after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most expectant mothers who get preeclampsia develop mild symptoms near their due date, and they and their babies do fine with proper care. But it can progress quickly, and severe preeclampsia can affect many organs and cause serious or even life-threatening problems. Women whose preeclampsia is severe or getting worse need to deliver early.
- Oligohydramnios - The amniotic sac fills with fluid that protects and supports your developing baby. When there's too little fluid, it's called oligohydramnios. If this happens to you, follow your pregnancy closely to be sure your baby continues to grow normally. If you're near the end of your pregnancy, labour will be induced.