Pregnancy complications are always a concern for couples who are pregnant. The good news is that most pregnancies run the course normally with nothing that goes wrong. If you do find yourself with one of the pregnancy complications, it’s reassuring to know that most conditions are treatable.

The only complications of pregnancy that can not be treated are stillbirth, miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy. A stillbirth is when the baby dies after you are more than 20 weeks into the pregnancy. A miscarriage is when you lose the baby before you hit the 20 week mark. Both a stillbirth and a miscarriage will happen from natural causes making it impossible to treat.

Many women think their emotional state will contribute to a miscarriage or a stillbirth but this simply isn’t true. While problems with a mother has been known to contribute to a miscarriage or a stillbirth, emotional disturbances isn’t one of them.

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy complication that occurs when the fetus is developing outside of the uterus. It can be in the pelvic cavity or in the cervical canal but most often it will happen in the fallopian tubes. A woman who has been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy must have it surgically removed if the baby already has a heartbeat. If there is no heartbeat present, the drug methotrexate can be used to treat tubal pregnancies instead of surgery.

Other pregnancy complications can normally be controlled with rest and treatments. Anemia, problems with the placenta, eclampsia and preeclampsia, skin rashes, and premature rupture of the membranes are all pregnancy complications that can be treated.

Anemia is a condition where the red blood cells are lower than they should be. Slight anemia in a pregnancy is normal because the volume of blood is increasing inside a woman’s body. Most anemias are caused by a deficiency in the diet. A supplement may be given if the anemia continues after making the proper changes to the diet.

Problems with the placenta is considered to be one of the pregnancy complications that can be treated in a hospital setting. If the uterus detaches from the uterus before it’s time to deliver, hospitalization will be needed to ensure complete bed rest. Some women that this happen to are ordered to bed rest for the rest of their pregnancy. It just depends on the severity of the detachment and bleeding associated with it. An early delivery might be necessary to keep both mom and baby healthy.

Preeclampsia and eclampsia are both forms of high blood pressure that is a direct result of the pregnancy. Eclampsia is the more severe form and has been known to cause seizures and comas. Eating right and plenty of bed rest is often the cure for this and other pregnancy complications that may arise such as early rupturing of the membranes.

For skin rashes that are considered to be a complication of pregnancy, cortisone creams may be used on localized itchy spots. If it is more widespread, an oral corticosteroid can be given.

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