Pregnancy Complications- Although the vast majority of pregnancy are straightforward, it is essential to be aware of the following serious complications-
Preterm( premature) labour.
Preterm labour- If you experience painful contraction before the 37th week of pregnancy- even if they stop on their own- you must talk with your doctor. This could be preterm labour. Any bleeding in the later month of pregnancy could put you at risk of pregnancy labour. †
Preeclampsia- The key signs of Preeclampsia are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Screening for Preeclampsia is an important part of each antenatal visit. Left untreated, this dangerous condition can cause damage to the kidneys, liver and other organs. Excessive swelling in the hands feet, face or abdomen can be a sign of Preeclampsia.†
Gestational diabetes- Diabetes that starts during pregnancy is called Gestational diabetes. Most cases can be controlled by diet changes, under a doctor's guidance. Poorly controlled diabetes can result in a baby who is overgrown and difficult to deliver, or one who is undergrown or has birth defects.
Anaemia-Iron deficiency, also called anaemia. Anaemia must be corrected before delivery, because normal blood loss may be dangerous if you are anaemic. †