Monday, September 16, 2013

Day 13: 26 Days of March of Dimes

Pregnancy Complications

When your pregnancy takes an unexpected turn

No one gets pregnant, and expects the road to be rough - especially the first time!  But, any pregnancy can take an unexpected turn!  So thankful for the March of Dimes and how the research and special care they support help women ave healthy babies - especially after a rough pregnancy!

Most women have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. But sometimes thing s don’t go as planned. Pregnancy complications are health conditions that may need special care.

Find out about pregnancy complications, including anemia, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn how to protect yourself from infections, like the flu and food poisoning, that can cause problems during pregnancy. And if you had health complications before pregnancy, like depression or being overweight, find out what you can do to help you stay healthy during pregnancy.

Throughout pregnancy, go to all your prenatal care checkups, even if you’re feeling fine. Getting regular prenatal care can help you identify complications early—and maybe even prevent them—to help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

When to call your provider


  • If you have heavy bleeding or bleeding for more than 24 hours
  • If you have fever, chills or severe headaches
  • If you have vision problems, like blurriness
  • If you have quick weight gain or your legs and face swell

No comments:

Post a Comment