Pregnancy disorders or complications are health problems that are caused by pregnancy. There are pregnancy complications which are experienced by pregnant women but do not pose any threats to the baby. There are also pregnancy disorders that occur in the womb thus causing health problems in a child after birth. While there are other disorders that occur only during pregnancy.
Preeclampsia is a condition developed during pregnancy. Pregnant moms experience swelling around their feet, hands and legs. They also have a high level of protein in their urine and high blood pressure. If it is not diagnosed, it can cause eclampsia which can cause health risks in your baby and in some rare cases could cause death.
Pelvic girdle pain is a condition that can occur only during pregnancy and at times last for years after pregnancy. It can make weight bearing activities impossible to do or leave a person disabled. Taking lots of rest and rehabilitation therapy can help treat pelvic girdle pain.
Deep vein thrombosis is a major cause of maternal death. It is when a clot develops in a deep vein. If it is not treated, the clot can travel through the circulatory system and into the lungs causing a life-threatening situation.
Anemia is a mild iron deficiency in the body that if it is untreated can be severe during pregnancy. To treat anemia, you should eat food rich in iron and ask your doctor to give you medication which can help boost iron I your body.
Placental and fetal problems have serious consequences to both the baby and the mother. Placental abruption is among fetal and placental problems. It can be caused by drug use, hypertension or trauma.
Perineal tearing occurs during a vaginal birth. Most women report pain 6 months after delivery. If a perineal tearing does not heal or if it gets an infection, consult your doctor.
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a decrease in heart function. It happens during the last month of pregnancy or even 6 months after pregnancy.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only in pregnant women. When a woman is pregnant, her body produces lots of hormones that assist in the growth of a baby. These hormones can at times make a woman’s body to produce less insulin than her body requires. Without insulin, a pregnant mom’s blood can build up and if it is untreated it can cause serious health problems in the fetus and mother.
In general, pregnancy complications can cause worry and depression. If you are pregnant and you are going through a pregnancy disorder, request your doctor to recommend a support group that can help you go through your experiences.