Pregnancy Complications

Exposure to radiation, certain chemicals or infections can mar a normal pregnancy. Besides this ectopic pregnancy can occur to cause a fertilized egg to plant itself in a place other than the uterus. Its usually in the fallopian tubes where such tubal pregnancies occur.

Since there is no space for pregnancy to develop it eventually damages or can even burst the organ. If this happens severe bleeding can occur and can endanger the mother's life. Ectopic pregnancies are always terminated.

Gestational diabetes affects some pregnancies creating complications in nutrition and health. If it remains unrecognized and untreated, it can increase the risk of health problems during pregnancy and can harm the fetus. This type of diabetes is more common among obese women.

Anaemia often affects pregnant women leading to iron deficiency. The body needs double the amount of iron during pregnancy because iron is needed to make red blood cells in the foetus. Anaemia can develop because of a lack of folic acid.

Placental complications occur when the placenta is disrupted. Placental Abruption is the premature detachment of a placenta from the wall of the uterus. The placenta can loosen incompletely or completely. The cause for this problem is unknown. This complication is more common with women who have a high blood pressure.