Once you get married and you are looking to make babies, there is a kind of internal joy and happiness that you will feel inside you when you are told by your doctor that pregnancy is the cause of your early morning sickness, nausea, stomach cramp and other symptoms and signs of pregnancy. But despite the joy, pregnancy symptoms can be very painful. Besides the symptoms, there are other complications that are associated with pregnancy which you should take note. Some of these risk factors are serious and can even lead to death. If you are pregnant, you should be aware of these complications.

Poor pregnancy history

There are some women that have poor pregnancy history such as premature delivery, miscarriage and stillbirth and previous low birth-weight baby. These complications are much likely to resurface again in the next pregnancy. If you have encountered such a problem, you should discuss it with your doctor. Your gynecologist may suggest some tests for you such as genetic screening. However, the actual cause of these complications are not cause.

Caesarean section

Caesarean section shortly referred to as a c-section is a term for surgical operation carried out for delivering by cutting through the wall of the abdomen of the pregnant woman. Though, nowadays, some women prefer giving birth through c-section, it is mainly done when a woman is not able to deliver a baby in the natural manner owing to one problem or the other. If you have hard a caesarean section, it is much likely that you may have it again in your next childbirth. So, if you are pregnant and you have hard a c-section before, you should let your doctor know and go for delivery in a hospital that have the necessary equipment for c-section.

Short height

Women who are short in height are more likely going to have some difficult delivery especially if their husbands are taller. It is important that you let your midwife know about the stature of your husband if you are not up to 5 foot and your husband is tall.

Weight issues

Too much weight gain or underweight can affect pregnancy. Before you get pregnant, it is important that you address the weight issue. If you are overweight, then you should consider losing weight and if you are under weight, then you should consider meeting a dietician. Your doctor will tell you the required weight range for a woman looking to get pregnant. If you have already become pregnant and you are underweight, it is important that you meet a dietician to help you plan your meal. Your doctor may recommend the appropriate scan in order to monitor the growth of the baby.

Abnormal position

As implicit from the name, this issue occurs when the baby is not lying in the properly position. You may be booked for a c-section if your baby is lying sideways or upside down. If you take your ante-natal care very seriously, this will be discovered earlier by your doctor who will discuss it with you and give you the best advice in that regard.

Other pregnancy issues are:

  • multiple pregnancies
  • effect of age 
  • psychological distress