Common Pregnancy Complications to Watch-Out
Created by Megha Thakur Updated on Mar 21, 2021
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 going by your gynae's advise as she is equipped well to help you sail through common complications leading to a healthy pregnancy.
What Are Common Pregnancy Complications?
Here are some common complications that you need to be careful about:
- Premature Labor Pains or birth: If you suffer from regular contractions in your uterus, tell your doctor 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.
- 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.
- 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. [Explore: What to Take Care During Pregnancy-time Diabetes]
- Ectopic Pregnancy: Ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized 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]
#ParentuneTip: Though major complications during pregnancy are rare, it is important to hope for the best while being prepared for the worst.
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!
| 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
| Jan 22, 2020
Hii I had preeclampsia during my 37 week of pregnancy at that time I had dizziness nd some vision issue. I had my delivery on 7 th august 19 still my daughter is 5. 5 months ..I have dizziness as a complications after postpartum. done all investigations every thing came back back normal...