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Pregnancy: Overview, Causes, Symptoms, Risk factors, Treatment Pre-eclampsia may be caused by the fetus, not the placenta, says Anaesthesia editorial

Pre-eclampsia, the potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women, may be caused by problems meeting the oxygen demands of the growing fetus, according to an editorial…


Early Pregnancy Risks
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Recurrent Abortion
  • Septic Abortion
  • Ectopic Pregnancy

    Spontaneous abortion is the most common complication of pregnancy. It is defined as delivery occurring before the 20th completed week of gestation.   {title}

  • Infertility and Trying to Get Pregnant

    If you are worried that you might be experiencing infertility, learn all the facts about infertility. If you are ready to take action and start investigating your fertility problems, be sure to look at Types of Infertility, which outlines some explanations for infertility.   {title}

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    Diabetes Mellitus & Pregnancy

      Hypertensive States of Pregnancy

    Hypertensive states in pregnancy include preeclampsia-eclampsia, chronic hypertension (either essential or secondary to renal disease, endocrine disease, or other causes), chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia, and gestational hypertension.

      Preeclampsia

    Preeclampsia occurs in about 6% of the general population; the incidence varies with geographic location. Predisposing factors are nulliparity, black race, maternal age below 20 or over 35 years, low socioeconomic status, multiple gestation, hydatidiform mole, polyhydramnios ...

      Eclampsia

    Eclampsia occurs in 0.2-0.5% of all deliveries, with occurrence being influenced by the same factors as in preeclampsia. In rare instances, eclampsia develops before 20 weeks' gestation. About 75% of eclamptic seizures occur before delivery.


    Medical Disorders During Pregnancy

    Although relatively few medical disorders can prevent pregnancy, virtually the entire spectrum of disease can complicate it. This section highlights some of the most frequently encountered medical disorders during pregnancy. In each case the unique interaction of medical disease and pregnancy is emphasized. Recommendations for treatment reflect the understanding that management of serious medical disorders frequently requires the use of medications potentially harmful to the fetus.   Medical Disorders During Pregnancy

    Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes may be screened for by drawing a 1-hour glucose level following a 50-gram glucose load, but is definitively diagnosed only by an abnormal 3-hour GTT following a 100-gram glucose load. Such persons are not within the norm (95%) for pregnancy. The above definition applies regardless of whether insulin or only diet modification is used for treatment or whether the condition continues after pregnancy. It is possible that unrecognized glucose intolerance may have antedated or begun concomitantly with pregnancy.   Gestational Diabetes

    Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    If you're pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you should know all the facts about STDs - for example, pregnancy doesn't protect you from getting an STD. In fact, the consequences of an STD are even more serious if you become infected during pregnancy. Take steps to protect yourself and your baby now by reading the information below. Then discuss your questions and concerns with your physician.

    The fact is that STDs contracted during pregnancy can be life threatening.   Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases



      Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy

    Chronic hypertension in pregnancy is usually idiopathic (80%) or due to renal disease (20%), though these figures may reflect insufficient investigation. A number of renal diseases may be causative, the most common being chronic glomerulonephritis, interstitial nephritis, diabetic glomerulosclerosis, IgA nephropathy ...

      Type 1 Diabetes and pregnancy

    The education necessary to maximize the diabetic's chances for a successful pregnancy is ideally accomplished through a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals consisting of a physician trained in managing diabetes and pregnancy, a dietician, a diabetes educator, and a social worker...

      Neurological disease in pregnancy

    A wide range of neurological problems occasionally complicate pregnancy and the puerperium.

  • Disorders of muscle and neuromuscular transmission
  • Disorders of Nerves and Nerve Roots
  • Disorders of the central Nervous System
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