Although pregnancy is a wonderful period in a woman’s lives there are a lot of pregnancy issues that a future mother has to prepare for even before she gets pregnant.
While some of the pregnancy problems refer to the annoying and uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy, the others refer to more serious health conditions that women could get during this period. The pregnancy complications include preeclampsia. This refers to high blood pressure that is specific for pregnant women. If you are affected by it, your doctors will have to monitor your pregnancy more closely.
Another one of the possible complications is getting gestational diabetes. Just like the other kinds of diabetes, this also refers to high blood sugar, but it lasts only during your pregnancy and after that things will go back to normal.
If you wonder what problems to expect during pregnancy, most probably you are thinking about the pregnancy symptoms. The first symptom that you will probably see is morning sickness. This causes nausea and vomiting. The other pregnancy challenges include swollen and tender breasts. The majority of the problems during pregnancy are caused by the pregnancy hormones that need to make a lot of changes inside the woman’s body to prepare it for motherhood.
A miscarriage is a spontaneous abortion which generally occurs when a baby is lost spontaneously before its birth. This happens generally before the 24th week of pregnancy and the death of the baby is called ‘stillbirth’. Suffering a miscarriage is one of the most devastating things for a woman and her partner. A miscarriage can […]
A blighted ovum is a condition which occurs when a fertilized egg implants itself in the uterus but fails to develop as an embryo.This type of a pregnancy is also often referred to as anembryonic pregnancy and is a leading cause of a miscarriage or a failed pregnancy. Generally, blighted ovum occurs very early into […]
Insomnia is a condition of not being able to sleep at night for a long period of time. During pregnancy, many women experience insomnia and there could be many reasons behind this. It may be due to feeling anxious, worries or excited about the new baby or having physical discomfort like tender breasts and backache […]
Many pregnant women show signs of several types of thyroid diseases and conditions. Thyroid related disorders are common in child bearing women and are more prevalent during the early periods of pregnancy as during this time the fetal thyroid gland becomes functional. One of the thyroid gland related diseases which is caused during pregnancy is […]
An ectopic pregnancy (also referred to as eccysis) is a complication that occurs in pregnancy. The complication is actually the situation where the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity in the female’s body. Data suggests that most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tubes, while the implantation might occur in the cervix, the ovaries or […]
Pregnant women often experience many kinds of changes and body adjustments. They go through many kinds of aches and pains in many parts of the body. Pelvic pains are one of the most common types of pains which a pregnant woman experiences. There are many ways to treat this condition or pelvic pain in women […]
It is a known fact that pregnant woman must not consume any over the counter medications unless prescribed by the doctor as they can prove to be dangerous or harmful for her health as well as the health of her baby. But this might create a problem in some cases such as cold, cough, fever […]
Leg cramps happen when the muscles in the leg tighten and stretch, causing pain. They may also be referred to as the involuntary muscle contractions which are painful and that occur mostly in the calf region or the foot or both. The leg cramps have been found to be very common during pregnancy, but the […]
A blighted ovum is also referred to as an anembryonic pregnancy. It is a pregnancy which in its very early stages appears to be a normal pregnancy on the ultrasound scan, but a visible embryo does not develop as the pregnancy proceeds. In other words, it occurs when a fertilized egg gets implanted in the […]
Flu shots are annual vaccinations and can help reduce the chances of contracting flu. It is possible to get the flu despite the shot, but symptoms will be milder. The vaccines are generally taken through injections (thus flu shots) or as nasal sprays. Although the general perception (which is also true) is that flu shots […]