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 ComplicationsElimination of ABO Blood Group Incompatible Fetal Red Blood Cells in the Maternal Circulation: Relevance to the Diagnosis of Fetal-Maternal Hemorrhage. - Published by PubMed
Platelet aggregation in healthy women during normal pregnancy - a longitudinal study. - Published by PubMed
Ebstein Anomaly with Pregnancy: A Rare Case. - Published by PubMed
Contractions in the Isolated Uterus of a Rat Model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Compared to Controls in Adulthood. - Published by PubMed
Efficacy and safety of nucleos(t)ide analogues to prevent hepatitis B virus mother-to-child transmission in pregnant women with high viremia: real life practice from China. - Published by PubMed