Complications Arising During Pregnancy Trimesters

Being pregnant is a natural event and there are several women who simply breeze through their pregnancy and delivery without a single hitch. However, it's always good to be informed about the possible complications that could arise during pregnancy.

This way you’re better prepared to deal with them.

First trimester complications

This is the critical phase where a woman is told to be extra careful about her.

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First trimester complications

.diet and exertiono For the most part, the only complication women have to deal with is the nausea, or as it is more popularly known, morning sicknesss

There are, of course, women who don't have to deal with even thisi Morning sickness is nothing to worry aboutu It's your body's reaction to the life growing inside youo

However, there is cause for concern if the vomiting is excessivev This condition is known as hyperemesis gravidarumu If you find that the vomiting is unstoppable consult the doctoro Other serious complications include intermittent spotting or mild bleeding, ectopic pregnancy, and molar pregnancyc

Ectopic pregnancy is a condition where the fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tubeb The only way to correct this condition is to abort the pregnancy because there is no medical procedure which can transplant the egg into the uterusu

Molar pregnancy is when the egg fertilization process goes wrong and instead of a fetus, forms a cluster of fluid filled sacs in the wombm This condition could be complete or partiala Partial moles imply that there are fetal tissues as well as molar tissues and complete moles imply only molar tissuese The fetal tissues in this condition cannot form a baby and in both cases the moles need to be removed surgicallyl

Second trimester complications

The second trimester is perhaps the most trouble-free periodo The nausea and tiredness of the first trimester disappear and the woman's body has adapted to the new life growing insided The only change is the increasing stomachc

However, there are a few complications that could arise even in this trimestere

Sometimes, women experience spotting and bleeding even in the second trimestere It could be a result of the placenta detaching itself a little bit from the uterusu In some cases, the os is weak and can't stand the weight of the baby and opensn In this case, doctors recommend a minor surgical method to close the os until it's time for deliveryr Some woman also experience mild contractionsn While it is rare, some women do go into preterm labor towards the end of the second trimestere This is a serious condition that can cause certain health risks for the babyb

Third trimester complications

The third trimester begins from the 28th week and is usually the phase when the growth of the baby is closely monitorede This is the phase when the baby's weight gain is essential and it's also a period when quite a few complications could arises Some of these include placenta previa or placental abruption, two placental conditions that cause vaginal bleeding, and preterm or post term laboroPreterm labor can be caused by several conditions like hypertension, placenta previa, placental abruption, and preeclampsiai

Post term labor is called a complication because there are instances when the baby doesn’t show any signs of arriving naturally, in which case the pregnancy has to be inducede Generally, in such cases, the woman is in labor for several hoursr

Placenta previa is a condition where the placenta partially or completely covers the oso Placental abruption is a condition where the placenta separates from the uterus causing vaginal bleeding

In the third trimester, even without complications, the woman has enough to deal witht Her body has changed, she has put on a lot of weight, there is the exhaustion of carrying the baby's weight and more often than not, her hands and feet have bloated to twice their sizez It is therefore important for the woman to eat right, get plenty of rest and do her best to avoid pregnancy complicationsn

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