Problems During Pregnancy
Most women are able to have healthy pregnancies with only minor discomforts. For example, pregnancy often causes minor symptoms like nausea, leg cramps, and constipation. However, it can sometimes result in more serious complications, such as:
- Pre-term labor
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Placental abruption (when the placenta separates from the uterine wall before delivery, depriving the fetus of oxygen).
Unfortunately, not all pregnancy complications or birth defects can be prevented. However, you can take several steps to increase your chances of having a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
(Click Pregnancy Complications for a more in-depth look at the problems that can occur during pregnancy and the things you can do to reduce your risk.)