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It is important to keep your check-up appointments during pregnancy to prevent complications or illnesses during pregnancy.
If you feel that something is wrong, go directly to the doctor and do not wait. Possible problems can be treated immediately.
A number of complications can occur during pregnancy. These can lead to serious problems if not treated. But do not panic – relatively these complications occur quite rarely. If you are concerned that you are at some risk, talk to your doctor about these complications.
You should see a doctor if you have the following signs:
- If you have heavy, bright red bleeding.
- If you experience nausea or vomiting associated with visual disturbances or headaches.
- If you have pain below the ribs, especially at night.
- If you feel that your waters are breaking or that your water has broken.
- If you do not feel any movement in your abdomen for several hours.
- If you have severe pain in the abdomen.
Preeclampsia / EPH Gestosis
Women who give birth for the first time, are over 35 or are expecting multiples can get this condition during pregnancy. However, this is rare and is counted on only the mild cases.
In this case, blood pressure rises, urine contains protein and edema forms. There is severe swelling of the feet and hands. If all complications occur together, the chance of pre-eclampsia is very likely. It is believed that the body cannot cope with the demands of pregnancy on its own.
It often develops after the 20th week of pregnancy. The mother’s health is checked regularly and if any deterioration occurs, the baby must be delivered. In this case, the baby has a good chance of survival nowadays. If pre-eclampsia is not treated, then it can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and brain and also lead to death.
Normally, the placental surface covers the inner wall of the upper uterine segment. However, in the case of placenta praevia, it covers the lower segment. Thus, when the baby is about to enter the birth canal, the placenta is in front of the baby. The pregnancy must then be terminated by cesarean section because the placenta blocks the baby’s path.
Placenta praevia is usually discovered during an ultrasound examination and is the main cause of bleeding, which can occur after the 20th week of pregnancy.