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.
What Is Placenta Previa and What Are the Symptoms?
Placenta Previa is a complication of pregnancy that causes the placenta to tear away from the uterus. Find out what the symptoms are and how it’s treated.
Understanding the Symptoms of Gestational Diabetes
Read about symptoms of gestational diabetes.
Understanding labour and delivery complications – symptoms
Are you going into labor early? WebMD explains the symptoms of preterm labor.
Understanding Preterm Labor and Birth -- the Basics
Basic facts about preterm labor and birth from the experts at WebMD.
Doing Battle With Morning Sickness
Nothing can blast the euphoria of discovering you're pregnant faster than morning sickness.
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.
A pregnancy that has progressed without any apparent hitch can still give way to complications during delivery.
HIV and Pregnancy
With planning, medications and quick action, it is possible to be HIV positive and have a healthy baby.
Pregnancy: How Old Is Too Old?
Keith Eddleman, MD, talks about when a woman may be too old to have a healthy baby.
How Your Thyroid Affects a Pregnancy
Keith Eddleman, MD, describes the thyroid problems you might encounter while pregnant.
What Is Amniocentesis?
Discover what happens in your body when your doctor performs an amniocentesis.