Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy complications range in nature and severity. Fortunately, with proper treatment and advice, most can be managed. Here you'll find a comprehensive list of pregnancy complications, including what causes the problem, how it's treated, and what the consequences are for you and your baby.

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It's 2020: Why Are We Still Shaming Women for Opening Up About Miscarriage?

Meghan Markle’s New York Times op-ed detailing a July pregnancy loss received plenty of praise—but also criticism. When will we finally accept all parts of the motherhood journey?

Like Meghan Markle, I Was Already a Mom When I Had a Miscarriage But That Didn’t Make It Hurt Any Less

"At least you have one healthy child," doesn't make a loss—or secondary infertility—any easier. I know from experience, so trust me when I say that now's the time to check in with your friends and not just assume they're OK.

People Are Calling for the Term 'Pregnancy Loss' to Be Used Instead of 'Miscarriage,' Here's Why

Following Chrissy Teigen's public announcement of her pregnancy loss, people on social media are calling for a change in how we talk about the topic.

After Suffering a Pregnancy Loss Like Chrissy Teigen, I Felt Like I Had to Start a Whole New Life

Three years ago, I had a miscarriage. After months of not feeling better, I moved to a new state hoping it would help. I learned there's no right or way wrong to cope with such a heavy loss.

I'm High Risk for Coronavirus, So How Do I Proceed Once the Country Opens?

Even as social distancing rules loosen, life is far from returning to normal, especially for parents with preexisting conditions, pregnant women, and parents home with newborns who are at a higher risk for becoming severely ill from COVID-19.

More Pregnancy Complications

How Virtual Support Groups Helped Me Through an Isolating Miscarriage

I experienced a miscarriage during the COVID-19 pandemic. No loss is ever easy, but I've never felt as isolated as I did when I miscarried while social distancing from friends and family. Despite everything, I found solace through virtual connections.

The Hidden Heartbreak of Having a Miscarriage after Healthy Pregnancies

Suffering a miscarriage after already having three kids came as a shock and I had a difficult time moving forward. But after finding a support group, I realized I wasn't alone in any of my feelings.

I Have to Choose Between a Medically-Necessary Hysterectomy And Having a Second Baby

My Pap test result revealed I had pre-cancerous cells. Now I'm stuck deciding if I should have a second kid on a seriously short timeline—or take a gamble on my health.