Risk and Complications

Pregnancy complications are normally a result of some underlying health problem. Most can be treated with proper care, pregnancy diet and medical intervention at the right time.  Here's a quick guide to some of the most common pregnancy complications - like gestational diabetes, miscarriage, placenta praevia - which can occur during the first , second and  third trimesters.

Ectopic Pregnancy – Synptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Ectopic Pregnancy – Synptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) happens when the fertilized egg starts growing in the fallopian tube, instead of traveling down and implanting in the uterus. As the fallopian tubes are not designed to hold a growing embryo, the...

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Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) is a condition where the baby in the womb is not growing as well as it should. It happens as a result of reduced blood flow through the placenta - which is the source of baby's nutrition. IUGR occurs in about...

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Placenta Praevia

Placenta Praevia

The placenta is the pancake-shaped organ - normally located near the top of the uterus - that supplies your baby with nutrients through the umbilical cord. "Placenta Praevia" simply means a low-lying placenta, that's closer to the mouth of the...

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes is a condition that develops only during pregnancy when the sugar levels are very high and the body isn't able to produce enough insulin to break it down. It is a temporary condition and women get over the diabetes after giving...

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Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia

What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is typically apregnancy condition that occurs normally after the 20th week. High blood pressure, increased protein levels in the urine are primary symptoms of this condition which results in swelling (edema) of...

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