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Pregnancy Complications Overview
Most pregnancies go well but a good doctor knows that complications can happen and can show up in any pregnancy. The doctor must look carefully at accredited data on every patient in order to know the proper treatment for pregnancy complications.
One pregnancy complication is a miscarriage, which by definition, usually occurs in the first trimester. A miscarriage is a pregnancy loss in the first or early second trimester. The causes of trimester are many and include:
- Having a fetus with chromosomal abnormalities incompatible with life
- Being a mom with an unhealthy lifestyle, including obesity, drug use and alcohol use
- Elevated maternal age
- Maternal trauma, such as in a car accident
- Untreated hypothyroidism
- Poorly controlled diabetes
- Maternal infections
A miscarriage begins with cramping and/or spotting associated with increased bleeding and pain. Eventually, the products of conception pass and the bleeding slows considerably and finally stops. If the products of conception fail to pass spontaneously, the individual needs to see a doctor and have a dilatation and curettage or D & C, which is a technique that opens the cervix if necessary and scrapes out the contents of the uterus, including blood clots and the products of conception.
An ectopic pregnancy is another complication of pregnancy that can be an emergency if the doctor doesn’t have the knowledge and skill to identify it in the earliest stages. An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs anywhere else but the uterus; usually, it is defined as occurring in the Fallopian tubes. An ectopic pregnancy is incompatible with life and is a medical emergency if it bursts out of the Fallopian tube and causes excessive bleeding and shock.
The greatest risk factor for an ectopic pregnancy is a prior history of an ectopic pregnancy. A disruption of the Fallopian tube is a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy. Pelvic inflammatory disease increases the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. Endometriosis, pelvic scar tissue or fibroid tumors can cause narrowing of the Fallopian tube and increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy. Having an IUD can increase the risk.
Signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy usually occur at 6-8 weeks gestation. There will be the normal symptoms of pregnancy and then the woman will develop weakness and dizziness; she will have low blood pressure from internal blood loss and then will faint if not treated with IV blood products and IV fluids. There will be pain on one side of the abdomen and vaginal bleeding, indicating that the pregnancy is not healthy. Surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy is the ultimate treatment.
Diabetes of pregnancy or gestational diabetes is a disorder of later pregnancy, usually past 24 weeks gestation. The blood sugar is high in pregnancy and this results in fetal macrosomia and increased risk of hypoglycemia in the infant after birth. The woman is usually screened around 24 weeks gestation and if she has gestational diabetes, she has to monitor her blood sugars regularly and follow a strict diet. Medications are rarely used in gestational diabetes.
Preeclampsia is a disease that usually affects later pregnancy. It starts with high blood pressure readings and then there is protein in the urine. This is usually treated with bed rest although severe cases are treated with medications and hospitalization. It carries a risk of fetal harm due to diminished blood supply and seizures. Women with preeclampsia have a number of symptoms. These include:
- High blood pressure
- Protein in the urine
- Rapid weight gain secondary to severe fluid increase in the body
- Abdominal pain
- Change in reflexes
- A lack of urine output or reduced urine output
- Severe headaches
- Vomiting and nausea
The treatment of preeclampsia is to deliver the baby before anything untoward happens but when the baby is least premature.
Toronto Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The medical profession which includes doctors, nurses and hospital technicians usually provides a caring service with a high standard of excellence however there are occasions when things do go wrong. Our litigation service is completely free and our Toronto pregnancy malpractice lawyers will deal with your case using a contingency fee arrangement which means that if you don’t succeed in receiving a financial settlement then your lawyer won't get paid.
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