What are Pregnancy Complications?
What are Pregnancy Complications?

Complications of pregnancy are the symptoms and problems that are associated with pregnancy. There are both routine problems and serious, even potentially fatal problems. The routine problems are normal complications, and pose no significant danger to either the woman or the fetus. Serious problems can cause both maternal death and fetal death if untreated.

Complications of pregnancy are health problems that occur during pregnancy. They can involve the mother's health, the baby's health, or both. Some women have health problems before they become pregnant that could lead to complications. Other problems arise during the pregnancy. Keep in mind that whether a complication is common or rare, there are ways to manage problems that come up during pregnancy.

When you are pregnant don't wait to call your healthcare professional if something is bothering or worrying you. Sometimes physical changes can be signs of a problem.

Call your Healthcare Professional as soon as you can if you:

1) Are bleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina
2) Have sudden or severe swelling in the face, hands, or fingers
3) Get severe or long-lasting headaches
4) Have discomfort, pain, or cramping in the lower abdomen
5) Have a fever or chills
6) Are vomiting or have persistent nausea
7) Feel discomfort, pain, or burning with urination
8) Have problems seeing or blurred vision
Feel dizzy
9) Suspect your baby is moving less than normal after 28 weeks of pregnancy (If you count less than 10 movements within two hours
10) Have thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

Adopted from wikipedia.com and womenshelath.gov