PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS

Unfortunately, things don’t always go to plan and there are some things we just can’t control. Find out what sort of pregnancy complications you might encounter… but remember, don’t stress yourself unnecessarily! If you’re really concerned, talk to your midwife or obstetrician.

Rhesus disease

Rhesus disease

Rhesus disease can occur in pregnancy when there’s a Rhesus incompatibility between mother and baby. The condition is unusual but ... Read More
Pre eclampsia

Pre eclampsia

Find out about pre eclampsia the most common complication of pregnancy with 5-10% of pregnancies being affected by the condition ... Read More
Obstetric cholestasis

Obstetric cholestasis

Obstetric cholestasis is a rare condition that occurs in pregnancy and affects both the liver and the flow of bile ... Read More
Miscarriage and stillbirth

Miscarriage and stillbirth

The loss of a baby during pregnancy is just as devastating no matter what it is termed, but technically a ... Read More
Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes effects 3 -10% of pregnant women and those who suffer the condition have an increased risk of developing ... Read More
Ectopic pregnancies

Ectopic pregnancies

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants inside the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. It is a ... Read More
About cord prolapse

About cord prolapse

While cord prolapses are rare, they are life threatening for the baby. The aim is to deliver the baby as ... Read More
contractions

Placental abruption

A placental abruption is a rare complication that happens when the placenta lifts off the wall of the uterus. Read ... Read More
Bleeding in late pregnancy

Bleeding in late pregnancy

There are many possible reasons for vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. Any vaginal bleeding should be communicated to your caregiver so ... Read More
Medicines in pregnancy

Medicines in pregnancy

During pregnancy everything that goes into your mouth and body impacts on the health of your developing baby. Always talk ... Read More
Genetic testing

Genetic testing

Depending on your cultural background, you, your partner, or the combination of you together, could mean that genetic testing is ... Read More
Antenatal screens and tests

Antenatal screens and tests

Antenatal screens and tests during the early stages of your pregnancy can help identify problems and may help you come ... Read More
Placenta previa

Placenta previa

The placenta implants high in the top of the uterus. Occasionally part, or all of it, will implant in the ... Read More
Possible pregnancy complications

Pregnancy symptoms you should never ignore

There are many pregnancy symptoms that are part of a healthy pregnancy but there are also symptoms of pregnancy you ... Read More