Complication during pregnancy is more common than most of the people think. Even for those women who are healthy and have had children before, early pregnancy complications could arise, at no any fault to anyone. In this article, we have explained some of these complications and what to watch out for. So Read the full article and if you have any doubts, ask our doctors and experts. Ask Your Doubts?
Early pregnancy complications :
When you know you are pregnant, the first thing you must do is go see your doctor/ gynecologist. They will perform an ultrasound test to make sure that your pregnancy is advancing as it should. Regular visits to your doctor will prevent early pregnancy complications or at the very least, help identify them at a very early stage. The two most common pregnancy complications are:
- Ectopic pregnancies
Ectopic pregnancies are one of the most common early pregnancy complications. It refers to the pregnancies where the egg is fertilized outside the womb so the fetus begins to develop in the ovary or in the fallopian tube. This can be very dangerous not only for the fetus but for the mother also. If surgery is not performed immediately, the tubes could burst and result in internal bleeding and in severe cases, even death. You can read our full article on Ectopic pregnancies .
Complication during your pregnancy can lead to miscarriages, another very common early pregnancy complication. Sometimes the cervix can open causing very high bleeding with intense cramping pains. Other times, the baby may die in early pregnancy. When this happens, the mother can either wait for a miscarriage to happen or have a consult with doctors. There are so many different complications during pregnancy which can cause this to happen:
- blood clotting,
- structural problems, or
- lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol or high caffeine intake, etc.
A pregnancy which is categorized as high risk is one that has a higher chance of complications arising. You may be considered high risk if you are carrying multiple childs, have a long term illness like diabetes, or you are over the age of 35. If you are high risk, you may be asked to visit your gynecologist more regularly than normal pregnant women. Because your pregnancy will need to be more closely monitored than usual.
Pregnancy over 35 :
It is not uncommon for a woman’s fertility to be affected after the age of 30-35. And once you are pregnant, you must be alert that it is more common for complications to arise. The chances of your childbearing birth defects are much higher than those women who are under 30 and miscarriages also become more common in the 1st trimester of older pregnant women. For those over 35, there will also be a high risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. Don’t worry, as with today’s technology, almost all those complications can be treated as long as they are investigated at an early stage.
A multiple pregnancy is one in which the pregnant women carries two or more fetuses at a time. It is considered to be high risk because with more than one fetus, it has a higher chance of developing various complications. Almost half of the twins which are born are premature with extremely low birth weights and sometimes with underdeveloped organs. This makes them very vulnerable and it is not so uncommon for only one twin to survive.