Pregnancy Problems

What If?

Underneath every pregnant woman's joy at having successfully conceived is the nagging fear and uncertainty of, "what if something goes wrong."  There are many potentially dangerous conditions that a woman can develop during pregnancy.  What should you do if you develop one of these conditions and what can you do, if anything, to prevent them from happening in the first place?

Welcome to our sub section on Pregnancy Problems, where you can learn everything you need to know about how to have a healthy pregnancy and what to do if something goes wrong.  Learn more about the various problems you may face in pregnancy, how to minimize your risk of developing these problems, how to recognize the symptoms of a potential problem, and what these problems may mean for your pregnancy and the health of your baby.

Potential Problems

Did you know that receiving radiation (x-ray) exposure during your pregnancy can be dangerous to your unborn child?  You should always tell medical professionals you are pregnant before any testing and also notify airport security workers.  They may let you walk around the xray detectors.  

Are you aware that your caffeine intake from your daily coffee is causing your baby harm? New studies have shown that caffeine increases the risk of miscarriage.  Learn more.

Find out more about different pregnancy problems that can develop and learn how you can possibly prevent the onset of even more such serious conditions and traumas like bleeding during pregnancy, placental disorders, gestational diabetes, toxoplasmosis, hyperemesis gravidarum, and preeclampsia.  Preeclampsia can be extremely dangerous for both you and your baby and needs to be treated immediately.  Learning how to recognize the signs for these problems may help you seek medical treatment before it is too late.

Many complications can arise during pregnancy, and the consequences can be quite severe for both the baby and the mother if medical staff fail to carry out the proper procedures to find and treat any problems. 

How Will Your Baby Handle Drugs, Alcohol And Cigarettes?

Also find out about how your baby will respond to depression drugs during your pregnancy (many can cause birth defects in your baby) and read about the detrimental effects to your baby if you are pregnant and consume alcohol, pregnant and smoke, or are pregnant and use drugs.  Many of these things can cause serious problems to your unborn child, like low birth weight, and premature birth, and if you use drugs your baby can even be born addicted.  What many women don't know is that using these items during pregnancy can also be dangerous for themselves and can cause serious complications with their pregnancy. 

HIV/AIDs And Pregnancy

Also find out what it means if you are pregnant and are a carrier of the HIV/AIDs virus and learn about the many anti-AIDs drugs that you can take to protect your unborn child.  Medical advancements have now made it possible for your baby to be born without contracting HIV/AIDs.  Read more now.

By arming yourself with knowledge about all of these conditions you can best protect and care for your body and the child you are now carrying.

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