Most pregnancies are uneventful and without complications. However, one of the reasons of attending prenatal care is that there may be some medical complications that increase risks in pregnancy. There are many potential medical complications in pregnancy including preterm births, high blood presure, and diabetes. 

Melanoma and Pregnancy

Nearly one-third of cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed in women during their childbearing years and during pregnancy. ... read more »

High Risk Pregnancy Complications Guide

Information and Resources from babyMed about potential high-risk pregnancy complications that may be diagnosed during your pregnancy such as bleeding, hypertension, and premature delivery. ... read more »

All About Vaginal Discharge And Pregnancy

Vaginal discharge is a term given to fluids that are expelled from or stay inside the vagina. Vaginal discharge can have different colors like clear, white, yellow, brown, or green, and it can be odorless or have an odor. Vaginal discharge can be among the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy. ... read more »

Levels Of Bed Rest In Pregnancy

It can sometimes be confusing what exactly you can and what you cannot do when your doctor recommends bed rest during pregnancy. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Diarrhea is an unpleasant thing to deal with during pregnancy, but it can affect a woman's health when not addressed promptly. ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy Causes and Treatment

Diarrhea describes bowel movements (stools) that are loose and watery. It is very common, usually not serious and typically lasts two to three days and can be treated with over-the-counter medicines. ... read more »

How Does An Unicornuate Uterus Affect Fertility?

Pregnancy can occur in a woman with a unicornuate uterus, but women with a unicornuate uterus who do become pregnant encounter certain risks. ... read more »

Small for Gestational Age (SGA) & Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

SGA or Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) are usually identified by ultrasound before birth or an examination after birth. ... read more »

High-Risk Pregnancy - Maternal

Maternal causes of a high-risk pregnancy ... read more »

Bed Rest as a Medical Intervention During Pregnancy

The signs and symptoms of premature labor are varied and may include spotting and early contractions, and pregnancy with multiples. ... read more »

Progesterone No Help in Preventing Preterm Twin Births

This Lancet study shows that progesterone does not prevent preterm births in twins. ... read more »

The Effect of Diabetes and Birth Weight on Coronary Artery Disease

Scientists have long been debating the link between birth weight and coronary artery disease. Some studies have linked the two events clearly while others negate the original link all together. ... read more »

Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

Cephalopelvic Disproportion is a rare condition where the baby's head or body is too large to fit through the mother's pelvis. ... read more »

What Are The Odds Having A Placental Anomaly?

What are my odds that I will have a placenta previa an accreta or another placental anomaly? ... read more »

Childhood Cancer Can Increase Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy in childhood cancer survivors could be riskier than previously thought. Chances of premature labor, early delivery and hemorrhage are higher in certain cancer cases. ... read more »

5 Simple Diet Changes to Control Nausea at Work

Making simple changes to the diet is often enough to curb nausea while ensuring you keep enough food down to keep energy levels high and prevent dehydration. ... read more »

Preeclampsia during pregnancy, postpartum and postbirth

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening medical condition that typically occurs during the second half of pregnancy. The major signs of preeclampsia are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. ... read more »

What is Intra-Amniotic Infection and Inflammation (IAI)?

IAI is an abbreviation for intra-amniotic infection or inflammation. The two conditions are different, but little information is available to pregnant women about inflammation compared to infection. ... read more »

Can I Have A Cesarean Section After A Myomectomy?

During a myomectomy, one or many incisions are made into the uterus, the myoma is cut out, and the defects are sutured. Can I have a cesarean section after myomectomy? ... read more »

Placenta Previa

A placenta previa is a placenta that is implanted at or close to the internal os (mouth) of the cervix.
 Placenta previa happens in about 1 in 200 pregnancies. ... read more »

Bleeding/Spotting in Early Pregnancy

Any vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy may be concerning and could mean an increased risk of miscarriage or early or preterm delivery. Spotting during the first three months is often common. ... read more »

Uterine Anomalies and Pregnancy Outcomes

Sometimes the uterus fails to develop correctly. This usually happens when the fetus is inside the uterus before the baby is born, and it's called as a "congenital uterine anomaly." ... read more »

Second Trimester Miscarriage

After the 12th week of pregnancy, the chances of a miscarriage drop to below 10% but miscarriages in the second trimester, while rare and unexpected, do happen. ... read more »

Bed Rest During Pregnancy

There is no solid scientific evidence that bed rest during pregnancy works in most cases, and in some cases it may even hurt. ... read more »

Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

While the baby may spend the majority of the day sleeping off and on, moms and dads tend to use that time to clean up around the house, cook and spend time with each other and their other children. But using those precious moments to sleep when your baby is sleeping is vital. ... read more »

A Woman's Age and High Risk Pregnancy

In my periconception consultation service I see many women who are usually considered “older” and who want to get pregnant. The first questions that require and answer are: "What is older? How old is old?" ... read more »

Fetal Growth Issues

The majority of the babies born every day are of normal weight and normal length but the fluctuation in birth weight can be astounding. There are certain reasons for smaller and bigger babies. ... read more »

Chest pain in pregnancy and postpartum postbirth

Chest pain during and after pregnancy can be normal or a serious indication of a life-threatening problem. Any chest pain during pregnancy, postpartum and postbirth must be checked as quickly as possible to prevent and treat potential complications. ... read more »

Postpartum Postbirth Fever Endometritis Sepsis

Endometritis is an infection of the uterus, the uterine lining, myometrium, and/or parametrium. Postpartum endometritis is an infection of the uterus after delivery. ... read more »

Amniotic Fluid Issues: Too Little, Too Much

Amniotic fluid is usually derived from baby's urine and it is inside this protective sac that your baby lives inside your uterus. Amniotic fluid serves many purposes, all for your baby's protection. ... read more »

Anemia During Pregnancy

Anemia is defined as not having enough red blood cells. During pregnancy, blood is usually tested at the first prenatal visit and then again at the beginning of the third trimester. ... read more »

How to Prevent Food Sickness During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Food poisoning is a frequent condition during pregnancy. Our 12 step program helps you prevent getting sick from food during pregnancy. ... read more »

Mullerian Anomalies: Uterus Bicornuate, Didelphus, Bicornuate

An abnormal uterus can have different shapes like unicornuate bicornuate didelphus and septate uterus. ... read more »

Amniotic-fluid embolism and medical induction of labour: a retrospective, population-based cohort study.

Amniotic-fluid embolism and medical induction of labour: a retrospective, population-based cohort study.Lancet.  2006; 368(9545):1444-8 (ISSN: 1474-547X)Kramer MS; Rouleau J; Baskett TF; Joseph KS;  
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine High Risk Pregnancy

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (also known as high risk pregnancy) is a sub-specialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology that involves pregnancies at risk for complications. ... read more »

Cyclopia: The One-Eyed Baby

Cyclopia is an extremely rare birth defect where the baby is born with one eye or two eyes on the forehead of the baby. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted diseases affect more than 2 million women every year. This number can only be tallied by the number of women who are treated or diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. ... read more »

Chorioamnionitis

Chorioamnionitis is a bacterial infection that causes irritation and inflammation of the amnion and chorion fetal membranes. ... read more »

Molar Pregnancy - H Mole Or Hydatidiform Mole

A molar pregnancy is also known as a hydatidiform mole (H.Mole) A molar predgnancy is a benign tumor that develops in the uterus, usually from a fetus and a placenta. ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Pregnancy

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. ... read more »

Cerebral (Brain) Aneurysms And Pregnancy

An aneurysm happens when part of a blood vessel (artery)  swells either because it is injured, or if the wall of the blood vessel is weak. Aneurysms can happen in the aorta (aortic aneurysms), the brain (brain or cerebral aneurysms), or peripherally in other body parts (peripheral aneurysms).  ... read more »

Indeterminate Sex

When an infant is born with indeterminate sex, the genital organs are not visually male or female. ... read more »

What is Impaired Fecundity?

Impaired fecundity is the term used for couples who have trouble conceiving or carry a baby in utero once conception occurs. ... read more »

Fetal Cardiac Arrhythmia

It is not usual for the fetus to have an irregular heart beat (cardiac arrhthmia) during pregnancy. More often than not it is a benign condition, though it requires further tests when it is observed. ... read more »

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome TTTS

Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a disease affecting maternal or identical twin pregnancies who share a common monochorionic placenta. There are two kinds of twin: ... read more »

Is Spotting in Pregnancy Normal?

There is a significant difference between spotting (light dots of pink, red or brown blood) and bleeding in pregnancy (a steady flow of blood). Both are a cause for a call to your obstetrician. ... read more »

Transabdominal or Abdominal Cerclage and Pregnancy

A cerclage is the placement of a stitch usually around the cervix during pregnancy. This is done to prevent premature dilatation of the cervix and premature birth in cases where the cervix is thought to be weak. A cerclage is uaully done through the vagina as a "vaginal cerclage". Occasionally, the cerclage is placed as a transabdominal or abdominal cerclage. ... read more »

Cervical Insufficiency

Cervical insufficiency is the premature widening and thinning of the cervix. If left untreated, cervical insufficiency can lead to premature birth and miscarriage. ... read more »

Cesarean Hysterectomy - Removal of the Uterus

A hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. ... read more »

Subchorionic Hematoma

A subchorionic hematoma (also known as subchorionic bleeding) is a space of fluid collection, presumably blood, between the gestational sac, usually the placenta, and the uterine wall. ... read more »

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