Pregnancy complications range from minor to life threatening for the mother, baby, or even both. Learn about possible complications including preterm birth, post-term birth, gestational diabetes, and more in this section.
Getting sick when you're pregnant can be a very scary situation. Not only do you feel ill, but some illnesses could hurt your baby. Learn what infections you need to worry about and what you should do when you fall ill.
Women with gestational diabetes, and their infants, can experience a number of symptoms and complications, from jaundice to stillbirth. Learn about the range of possible symptoms and how to avoid them.
An embryo usually attaches to the upper part of the uterine wall, but sometimes implantation takes place in a lower location. The condition is called placenta previa and can interfere with a normal delivery.
A miscarriage is the ending of a pregnancy due to the premature delivery of the fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. At this point, the fetus is not developed enough to survive outside the uterus on its own.
Iron deficiency anemia--a lack of iron in the blood--occurs in about 20 percent of pregnant women in the United States. Iron is an important nutrient during pregnancy, so it's important that you have an adequate intake.