While some say ignorance is bliss, this is not the case when it comes to pregnancy complications. Educating yourself on the common complications you can experience during pregnancy is a safety measure worth taking. We promise, we aren’t here to scare you, we’re here to help you!  

Most pregnancies go full term without complication; however, some pregnant women do experience complications that are harmful to themselves, their baby, or sometimes even both.  

Prenatal care and early detection of complications can eliminate the progression of risks for you and your baby. Unfortunately, most complications are only able to be detected by a trained physician. For this reason, it is vital to keep up with your regular visits to an OBGYN you trust.  

Here are some of the more common complications in pregnancy:  

  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Gestational Diabetes 
  • Preeclampsia 
  • Preterm Labor 
  • Breech Position 
  • Anemia 
  • Stillbirth 
  • Miscarriage 

It’s important to note that not all feelings of discomfort mean that you are experiencing a serious complication. Here are some of the common feelings of discomfort pregnant women experience that will not compromise the success of your pregnancy:  

  • Cramps 
  • Frequent Urination  
  • Urinary stress incontinence (leaking urine) 
  • Heartburn  
  • Indigestion 
  • Blocked nose 
  • Varicose veins (swollen leg veins) 
  • Varicose veins in the genital area 
  • Constipation  
  • Hemorrhoids 

Remember to tell your doctor about any physical changes you notice. Always check with a professional, even if you think what you are experiencing is harmless.