While we hope your pregnancy proceeds without a problem, that your labor and delivery will go smoothly and that you and your baby will be fine, problems can, and do, occur. Some of the typical and more common problems are discussed below.
Bleeding during your pregnancy can be very frightening with up to 10% of women have vaginal bleeding at some time during their pregnancy, especially in the first trimester.
This section discusses some of the more common things that may cause pregnancy complications.
Hormonal and body changes, family and friend's interactions with you, and heightened emotions during pregnancy can make you vulnerable to depression during pregnancy.
Prenatal exposure to alcohol can cause a range of disorders, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. One of the most severe effects of drinking during pregnancy is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).
Just as there are different major blood groups, such as A and B type blood, there also is an Rh factor. The Rh factor is the type of protein on the red blood cells. The Rh factor causes problems when an Rh-negative person's blood comes in contact with Rh-positive blood.
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