This post may be of particular interest to those women who have had difficulty getting pregnant or who became pregnant with some of other medical assistance or assisted reproductive technology.
It has been seen that those women who have had assisted pregnancies, (the term for this is sub-fertile women) were more likely to have complications during their pregnancy and subsequent childbirth as well. The probable pregnancy complications that could occur in the case of sub-fertile women are:
- There is a higher chance of developing preeclampsia which is high blood pressure during pregnancy and protein found in the urine.
- There is a higher risk of having to perform the delivery by C section if the pregnancy had been assisted.
- Premature birth and low birth weight were also problems seen to be more common among sub-fertile women. Even the risk of infant mortality is thought to be slightly elevated in this case.
This is important to know since there may be call for better prenatal care and supervision for women who are undergoing pregnancies which were assisted conceptions.
Though the reason for this is not clear to researchers, they do know that there is need for better monitoring of medically assisted pregnancies, since risk of complication is higher.