Pregnancy Complications

Complications of pregnancy are health problems that occur during pregnancy. They can involve the mother's health, the baby's health, or both. Some women have health problems that arise during pregnancy, and other women have health problems before they become pregnant ...1

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Symptoms of Pregnancy Complications

If you experience any of the following signs of labor at any point in your pregnancy you should contact your health care provider3:

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Specific Causes of Pregnancy Complications

Cushing’s syndrome: Cushing’s syndrome can cause serious and potentially life-threatening effects for the mother and the fetus during pregnancy.11,12 For example, Cushing’s syndrome raises a woman’s risk of developing pregnancy-related high blood pressure ...2

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Causes List for Pregnancy Complications

Some possible causes of Pregnancy Complications or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Pregnancy Complications

Some common complications of pregnancy include, but are not limited to:

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Risk Factors for Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy can provide an opportunity to identify existing health risks in women and to prevent future health problems for women and their children. These health risks may include:

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Prevention of Pregnancy Complications

Some vaccines must be given before pregnancy. Rubella, for instance, can cause life-altering birth defects or miscarriage if contracted during pregnancy. There’s no treatment, but the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine given pre-pregnancy offers prevention. Vaccines ...5

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Research for Pregnancy Complications

Research: CDC's Division of Reproductive Health conducts research to better understand pregnancy-related problems, with the aims of making pregnancy healthier, preventing or managing complications, and reducing poor pregnancy outcomes, including death—the most extreme adverse outcome. There are approximately ...6

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  1. Source: CDC: reproductivehealth/ maternalinfanthealth/ pregcomplications.htm
  2. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ cushing/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ faqs.aspx
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NICHD (NIH): health/ topics/ pregnancy/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ complications.aspx
  5. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ jul2016/ feature1
  6. Source: CDC: reproductivehealth/ maternalinfanthealth/ pregcomplications.htm

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