Pregnancy Complications Directory
Pregnancy complications are health problems that occur in the baby or mother during pregnancy. Some pregnancy complications are more serious than others and may threaten the life of the mother or baby. Common pregnancy complications include high blood pressure and diabetes during pregnancy, vaginal bleeding due to problems with the placenta, and premature birth. Proper prenatal care and testing can help prevent, detect, and control some pregnancy complications. If you develop a complication during pregnancy, you will be closely monitored by a doctor. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about pregnancy complications, from the warning signs to treatment, and much more.
Diastasis Recti: Why Ab Separation Happens and How It's Treated
Look pregnant when you're not? If it isn't fat, it could be diastasis recti, and exercise may make it worse.
Common Misconceptions About Postpartum Depression
Here’s the truth about some common misconceptions about postpartum depression.
Understanding Preterm Labor and Birth -- Diagnosis and Treatment
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of preterm labor.
What to Do When Baby Is Overdue
WebMD explains the reasons your baby is overdue and what your doctor might recommend.
A pregnancy that has progressed without any apparent hitch can still give way to complications during delivery.
Morning Sickness Misery
Whether it's in the morning or all day long, pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting can be debilitating. Here are some ways to muddle through the misery.
HIV and Pregnancy
With planning, medications and quick action, it is possible to be HIV positive and have a healthy baby.
Doing Battle With Morning Sickness
Nothing can blast the euphoria of discovering you're pregnant faster than morning sickness.
How Your Thyroid Affects a Pregnancy
Keith Eddleman, MD, describes the thyroid problems you might encounter while pregnant.
Pregnancy: How Old Is Too Old?
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about when a woman may be too old to have a healthy baby.
What Is Amniocentesis?
Discover what happens in your body when your doctor performs an amniocentesis.