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Pregnancy Complications and Concerns

While no woman wants to think about possible issues with her pregnancy, knowing more about the possibilities can help you tune into any noticeable changes that may be worth flagging to your doctor.

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What to Know About Methergine (Methylergonovine)
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5 Best Diastasis Recti Exercises
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Can I Get a Piercing While Pregnant?
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What Are Contractions?
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How to Get Help for Prenatal Depression
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Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia Before, During, and After Pregnancy
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What Is an Echogenic Focus?
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What Is Whole Genome Sequencing for Newborns?
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What to Know If You Are Underweight While Pregnant
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Mirror Syndrome Is a Rare Condition During Pregnancy
What You Should Know About Holoprosencephaly
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Can You Get Things Going With Milk of Magnesia While Pregnant?
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Can Genital Warts Hurt Your Pregnancy?
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Hydrops Fetalis: What You Should Know
HELLP Syndrome: A Treatable Pregnancy Complication
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Macrosomia: Being Pregnant With a Large Baby
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Dealing With Diarrhea During Pregnancy and When to Worry
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Managing Oligohydramnios or Low Amniotic Fluid Volume
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How Cervical Incompetence Is Treated
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When Is Cramping in Early Pregnancy Normal?
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Can Being Hit in Your Stomach Cause a Miscarriage?
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Corpus Luteum Cysts During Pregnancy
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How Do Women Deal With Herpes During Pregnancy?
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Subchorionic Hemorrhage Is a Major Cause of Bleeding in Pregnancy
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Why Pregnant Women Should Be Familiar With Symptoms of Preeclampsia
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Preeclampsia: Prevention, Management, and Risks
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What Happens If You Test Positive for Group B Strep?
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Chances of Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth Around the World
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Early Pregnancy Cramps: Should You Be Worried?
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Can a Subchorionic Hematoma Increase the Risk of a Miscarriage?
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What Is Morning Sickness?
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When to Get Help for Your Pregnancy Stomach Pains
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Why Pregnant Women Should Call Their Doctor If They Fall
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Spotting During Pregnancy and What It Means
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What Can the Gestational Sac Tell You About Your Pregnancy?
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Learn How and Why Chromosomal Abnormalities Occur
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Risks, Causes, and Information on Genetic Disorders in Pregnancy
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How to Spot the Signs of Preeclampsia
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Bedrest in Pregnancy Is Used to Treat Certain Pregnancy Complications
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What Is Gestational Diabetes (GD)?
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7 Important Symptoms of Preeclampsia
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The Miscarriage Risk You May Not Even Know You Have With Fibroids
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Should You Be Concerned About Severe Abdominal Pain While Pregnant?
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Some Couples May Not Be Able to Have Sex in Pregnancy
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Can Infections During Pregnancy Pose a Risk to Your Baby?
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When Does Implantation Occur in Pregnancy?
There are three types of placenta previa.
What Is Placenta Previa?
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Reasons to Stay Calm When Short Femur Length Is Found
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How Appendicitis Is Handled in Women During Pregnancy
Crown Rump Length
How to Determine Your Baby's Due Date by the CRL
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Velamentous Cord Insertion Placental Complication Can Affect Your Child
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Pregnancy Complications You Should Know (and What to Do About Them)
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Spotting During Early Pregnancy
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How to Reduce the Risk of Having Another Preemie
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6 Times You Probably Don't Need to Call Your Doctor When Pregnant
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How Gallstones Are Treated During Pregnancy
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Does IVF Increase the Risk of Premature Birth?
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How Is a Short Cervix Diagnosed and Treated?
Midwife taking blood sample from arm of pregnant woman Obstetric examination. Midwife taking a blood sample from the arm of a pregnant woman. Regular check- ups are necessary during pregnancy so that the development of the baby and the health of the mother can be monitored. Blood can be tested to provide information on the mother's nutrition, for example blood glucose levels, and levels of hormones and antibodies.
How Do Babies With Trisomy 13 Patau Syndrome Survive?
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What Are the Effects of Herpes on Pregnancy?

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