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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I'm a Grief Therapist—This is How I Help Patients Grieve Their Miscarriage
Getting through a miscarriage can be very difficult. A grief therapist in private practice offers five ways she helps people through the process.
What to Say When Someone Has a Miscarriage
Many people aren't sure how to react when a friend, family member, or coworker suffers from a miscarriage. Here are some tips from a psychologist and therapist.
I Almost Died From Preeclampsia During My First Pregnancy, But Here's How I Felt Confident for My Second
As 39 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a rare form of preeclampsia. I am lucky that my baby and I survived. But here are the steps I took to feel confident about getting pregnant again.
Protein in Urine During Pregnancy: What It Means and When to Worry
Some people experience high protein in urine during pregnancy. When it's accompanied by high blood pressure, it's likely a sign of preeclampsia. Here's what expectant parents need to know.
The Doctor Who Performed My Miscarriage D&E Delivered My Rainbow Baby and It Gave Me Closure
It's common to feel the overwhelming need to avoid the circumstances and people involved with a pregnancy loss. Grieving patients may label their perfectly capable doctors as "tainted"—an unfair classification, but one that speaks to the pain they feel.
High-Risk Pregnancy Open Enrollment Tips
Need insurance or better coverage for a baby on the way? Take advantage of an unusual open enrollment period.
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Angel Gowns Help Bring Comfort to Grieving Parents
Angel gowns are more than just a beautiful gesture—they bring comfort and support to parents who suffered pregnancy and infant loss.
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"She is really wonderful and so kind—just as kind as everyone says she is," the cookbook author said of the Duchess of Sussex.

7 Things to Know About Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) happens when unborn babies withdraw from addictive drugs they encountered in the womb, such as opioids. Here’s what to know about NAS symptoms and treatment options.