Pregnancy is a phase during which women experience many physical changes and chances of complications are also higher. Therefore, it is a must to be extra cautious during this phase. Let us take a look at some possible complications during pregnancy.
When you are pregnant you are excited about the news, at the same do not know what to expect. Well, though pregnancy need not necessarily be associated with complications, it is always better to be armed with knowledge. Informed knowledge shall keep you prepared and you need not worry too much. You must also inform your doctor about the changes and complications that might arise from time to time in the scheduled visits.
Here are discussed some complications commonly associated with pregnancy. Read along to stay informed:
What are the common problems in pregnancy - Dr. Mansukhani
Common Complaints (which could lead to complications)
Troubled bowel movements (Diarrhea and Constipation)
Vaginal infections (Vaginitis)
High blood pressure (Toxaemia, Pre-eclampsia or Hypertension)
Hydramnios (excessive water retention around foetus, and therefore excessive weight gain)
What precautions should be taken for common ailments - Dr. Mansukhani
Diarrhoea - plenty of fluids
Cough/cold - hot water gargling and steam inhalation
Migraines/headaches - Crocin only (check with your doctor about other medications)
Constipation - simple laxatives to soften stool; make sure you avoid diarrhoea
Severe morning sickness - Take anti-emetics that are safe. You can also take small frequent meals, and snack like biscuits.
What are all the possible complications during pregnancy?
Some of the other complications of pregnancy are: Rh incompatibility, high sugar levels (or diabetes), excessive weight gain, inadequate weight gain, ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine growth retardation, hydramnios, oligoamnios, placenta praevia, ovarian cysts, herpes, hepatitis B, AIDS, and many more.
Which are some of the common complications?
Here are some of the other common complications during pregnancy.
1. Vomiting and Nausea
Nausea and feelings of vomiting is perhaps the most common problem in pregnancy. Sometimes it even gets very severe. In such cases the chances of you getting dehydrated or malnourished increase. Dehydration or lack of proper nutrition for long can have adverse effect on your growing baby inside. It is important to notify your healthcare provider in such case and may be alter your diet.
This is another common complication in pregnancy. Abdominal pains with severe bleeding may also result in your fainting in the first trimester. Such complications can be observed due ectopic pregnancy that happens when the egg fertilized implants elsewhere other than the uterus. This in fact can also be life threatening.
Sometimes heavy bleeding can also be a sign of a miscarriage. This generally happens when the placenta gets separated from the lining of the uterine.
3. Decrease in Baby Activity
Do you feel movements of your baby reducing? Do you think she was more active before? Well, it is better to get yourself checked by your doctor.
Although, there is no general rule about movement of your baby, you should be able to identify if the movements have increased or decreased with time. If you feel it is becoming less, you must immediately contact your doctor. Doctors use monitoring tools that help detect movement and growth of the baby.
4. Early Contractions
Contractions may signify preterm labour in many cases. This tends to confuse many first time moms between false labour and the actual labour. Therefore, you must make yourself aware of the difference between real labour and false labour with the help of your doctor. Doctors suggest that the false cramps generally wear away once you drink water or change your position. In case you experience contractions in your third trimester, you must immediately notify your doctor.
5. Severe Headache, Problems in Vision or Swelling
Those above stated symptoms are linked with preeclampsia. This can have potential effect on the foetus. These conditions are also associated with high blood pressure, too much of protein in urine and generally occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy.
It is important to test your blood pressure and get in touch with your doctor. A lot can be done when preeclampsia is detected in an early stage.
Make sure to not treat yourself at home and immediately call the doctor in any of the cases mentioned above. With early intervention you can continue to enjoy a healthy and happy pregnancy.
What kinds of complications are common during pregnancy? How to avoid complications during pregnancy? What to do in case if complications occur during pregnancy? Discuss here.
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