Following a healthy regime which includes regular check-ups with your doctor, proper diet, treatment of associated medical problems, maintaining good hygiene and adherence to immunization schedules will go a long way in preventing and diagnosing complications early.
Complications in early pregnancy are due to the fetus being defective in form, abnormal in its site and unable to sustain until term, leading to miscarriages.
As pregnancy advances, the enlarging uterus along with the hormonal changes give rise to a new set of problems for the mother at every stage.
Medical complications of pregnancy like Gestational diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension are exclusive to pregnancy alone and these have to be carefully controlled and monitored.
Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops in the mother during pregnancy even though she would have previously not been a diabetic. Such a situation needs prompt diagnoses and treatment to avoid complications for the baby.
Likewise, pregnancy induced hypertension, true to its name, is high blood pressure that develops in a pregnant woman who did not have high blood pressure. Once a woman develops pregnancy induced hypertension, she has to have regular monitoring of her blood pressure, the baby’s well being and proper medication for the pressure. If these steps are not meticulously followed, serious harm to the mother and baby, including sudden demise of the baby can take place.
Pre-existing medical problems in the mother like asthma or epilepsy also could complicate matters. Some mothers experience a worsening of the asthma, while others do not. It is important to continue treatment of asthma as poorly controlled asthma can increase risk of preterm delivery.
Latest Publications and Research on Pregnancy and ComplicationsA feasibility trial of screening women with idiopathic recurrent miscarriage for high uterine natural killer cell density and randomizing to prednisolone or placebo when pregnant. - Published by PubMed
A database for curating the associations between killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors and diseases in worldwide populations. - Published by PubMed
Outcomes of infants exposed to oseltamivir or zanamivir in utero during pandemic (H1N1) 2009. - Published by PubMed
The expression and functional activity of membrane-bound Human Leukocyte Antigen-G1 are influenced by the 3'-untranslated region. - Published by PubMed
[Breast cancer during pregnancy and chemotherapy: a systematic review]. - Published by PubMed