Common pregnancy complications & how to avoid them

Megha Thakur

Created by Megha Thakur
Updated on May 20, 2017

Common pregnancy complications how to avoid them

So you’re pregnant and enjoying it, but suddenly your doctor mentions complications and you need to be careful. While most times the complication might only result in discomfort or irritation, at other times it can give rise to alarming situations. But being positive and understanding the complications may take away the worry and you will perceive the problem to overcome it. 

We would still recommend to go by your gynae's advise as she is equipped well to help you sail through common complications leading to a healthy pregnancy. 

#ParentuneTip:Though major complications during pregnancy are rare, it is important to hope for the best while being prepared for the worst.

Common complication in Pregnancy

Here are some common complications that you need to be careful about:

1. Premature labour pains or birth: If you suffer from regular contractions in your uterus, tell yourdoctor immediately, for you may be experiencing premature labour pains or even premature birth. Your gynae can clinically examine and let you know the further course of action in this case. 

2. Low amniotic fluid: Your baby nestles in a protective sac called the amniotic sac, which is filled with amniotic fluid. When the levels of the fluid fall it may affect the growth of the baby. Your doctor will be closely monitoring the levels, and if there’s a dip he/she will suggest a solution.

3. Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is a common complication and if detected early, it can be prevented. It can affect foetal growth,so you need to follow the advice of your doctor closely, regarding your diet and light exercises. Also medications during gestational diabetes as prescribed by the gynae is to be taken without any miss.

4. Ectopic pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilised egg is implanted outside the uterus. This needs to be detected early as the growing embryo can rupture the fallopian tubes, thus resulting in inner bleeding that can be fatal. Since there is no way to move the embryo inside the uterus, the best way to solve this complication unfortunately, is to terminate the pregnancy.

Also Read: Twin Pregnancy Symptoms, Complications, Fetal Development Week by Week

Are there any other complications that you feel expecting mommies need to be aware of? Or did you suffer from one of the above — how did you overcome it? Do let us know in the comments below!

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| May 22, 2017

nice one

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| Mar 28, 2017

my Pappa level is 0. 28... so they have mentioned tat there may be risk of placental dysfunction, pregnancy induced hypertension.. and intra uterine growth restriction.. I already lost a baby at 6th month in placental dysfunction.. is there any chance to improve Pappa level

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