During pregnancy, many women deal with nausea, constipation, hemorrhoids, and other problems as a result of the changes their body is going through. These problems are generally not considered dangerous.
Complications that are more serious in nature include:
- High blood pressure during pregnancy, which may worsen with labor
- Preterm labor
- Failure to progress through the stages of labor
- Allergic reaction to medications
- Uterine inversion, which means that the uterus turns inside out
In addition, women who have certain health conditions have a higher risk of developing complications than those who do not. These conditions include:
Fortunately, several of the more serious complications may be prevented or prepared for with proper prenatal care.
(To learn more about these and other problems that may occur during pregnancy, including how they can be treated, click Pregnancy Complications.)