Pregnancy Complications- Facts You Should Know

When you are pregnant you seem to be the happiest person in the world and health of your little bundle of joy tends to become your topmost priority.

However, there may be some complications which may be the result of certain chronic disease that you go through such as diabetes, depression etc. Gaining knowledge of the possible complications during your pregnancy would enable you to take better care of yourself and your child.

When the placenta implants itself near the cervix or in the lower part of the uterus instead of the upper part- it is known as placenta pervia. It tends to block the opening of the cervix either halfway or completely. A women who has had a child before is more likely to suffer from this. Another important thing to remember is that during pregnancy at any time if you ever experience vaginal bleeding it is compulsory to visit your gynecologist.

Some women may experience pain in the lower half of the body i.e. from the buttocks to the legs. You may even feel numb and weak in that area. This happens because of the herniated disc in your back. Be careful, this pain can continue even after the birth of your child.

Toxaemia is another problem faced by many women. During such a pregnancy you face a variety of problems like hypertension, blood pressure problems, sudden weight gain, swelling etc.

Some complications may lead to the premature birth of the child i.e. the child is born before the 37th week of pregnancy. This usually occurs if you have been experiencing contractions for quite some time and these contractions have caused the cervix to open or become thin. Some time a woman may experience postpartum depression i.e. depression that sets in after delivery. This usually happens due to the sudden hormonal changes that take place in your body. Mild-antidepressants may be administered to you until your hormonal levels come back to normal.

Though not all complications can be avoided but still, regular health check up with your doctor and proper care can help you ward off many. A healthy diet is essential but at the same time it is important to stop smoking and drinking for your child.

Rakesh Kumar Lakshman

Written many TV serials including Health Based TV Shows, several articles and stories for various renowned magazines and also written articles for websites.