Pregnancy is often bliss! It is a life-changing experience. But, it can also be stressful for many women owing to various complications related to it. Yes, you have heard it right! Pregnancy can be a nightmare for some women. It is the need of the hour for women to receive health care before and during pregnancy to decrease the risk of pregnancy complications. Here are some of the complications as told by Dr. Pratima Thamke, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar that women will experience during pregnancy. Read the story without fail and try to monitor your health with the help of an expert.
Common Pregnancy Problems
These are the complications that every pregnant woman needs to watch out for.
Anaemia during pregnancy
Anemia during pregnancy is a common issue that a lot of women experience when they are pregnant. This is why doctors suggest taking iron supplements along with multivitamins. Women with pregnancy-associated anemia may feel tired and weak. Thus, they will have to opt for iron and folic acid supplements. Monitor the iron levels during pregnancy without fail.
Depression and anxiety
Some pregnant women will have a low or sad mood, loss of interest in daily activities, appetite changes, feeling worthless, or even problems concentrating on work. Thus, depression during pregnancy will make it difficult for a woman to take good care of herself. So, getting treatment is important for both mother and baby. If one has a history of depression then discuss this with the doctor and manage it on time.
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
It can be termed as a bacterial infection in the urinary tract. It is a common occurrence during pregnancy and one will notice symptoms such as pain and burning down there, frequent urination, tiredness, lower abdominal pain, and cloudy urine. Speak to the doctor and then only take any medication. Try to drink enough water and eat a well-balanced diet. Avoid irritants such as alcohol and caffeine.
Diabetes during pregnancy
A lot of women develop diabetes during pregnancy which is termed as gestational diabetes. This is pregnancy-only diabetes wherein a woman is diabetic until she is pregnant. Post-delivery, her blood sugar levels become normal. However, in certain cases, diabetes may continue after and some women develop type-2 diabetes later in life. Therefore, it is very important to prevent and manage diabetes during pregnancy. Managing diabetes can help women to deliver healthy babies.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Did you know? Preeclampsia or high blood pressure during pregnancy is linked to placental abruption (when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus), preterm delivery, and infant death. Try to control the blood pressure by taking medication and checking it from time to time.
HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs
Will complicate pregnancy and may have serious consequences. Screening and treatment for these infections, and vaccinations against viruses, such as hepatitis B and human papillomavirus, can be helpful for pregnant women to stay healthy.
This is indeed the most common pregnancy issue that a majority of women go through. Is seen mostly during the first 3 months of pregnancy where a women feel dizzy and nauseous after waking up in the morning. The cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is rising blood levels of a hormone called HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), which is released by the placenta. This is a temporary issue that subsides over time.
Piles or hemorrhoids during pregnancy are extremely discomforting and painful. These cause inflammation around the private parts due to swollen veins and lead to bleeding. Piles during pregnancy, and can steal one’s peace of mind. The symptoms of piles can include itching, aching, soreness, or swelling around your anus.
Lastly, pregnant women suffer from gastric issues a lot during pregnancy. Acidity, gas, constipation are all commonly experienced by a pregnant woman. It can be managed by eating foods loaded with fiber.
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