One of the major reasons that you receive prenatal care and deliver in a
hospital is that you want to identify certain complications in
pregnancy early on and prevent them from happening.

Here are the ten most common pregnancy complications:

  1. Miscarriage: 1 in 3-4 pregnancies
  2. GBS Group B Strep: 1 in 3-4 pregnancies
  3. Rh negative: 1 in 7 pregnancies
  4. Preterm birth: 1 in 10 pregnancies
  5. Low birth weight: 1 in 10 pregnancies
  6. Preeclampisa: 1 in 10 first pregnancies
  7. Diabetes: 1 in 10-50 pregnancies
  8. Hypertension: 1 in 10-20 pregnancies
  9. Ectopic pregnancy: 1 in 50 pregnancies
  10. Placenta previa: 1 in 100 pregnancies

Read here more about pregnancy complications.