Pregnancy Complications Blogs

  • U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!

    The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at Pregnancy.org to help you and your baby with a healthy start!

  • Incompetent Cervix

    I was pregnant with my second child. We found out at my 20 week ultra sound it was a little boy. At about 23 weeks I began to experience contractions and soon had my baby, a stillbirth.

  • Pregnant Woman Put "On Ice" Delivers Healthy Baby

    A 33-year-old mom who was 20 weeks pregnant, suffered cardiac arrest while at a church gathering. She was resuscitated, therapeutically cooled, kept at 90 degrees for 12 hours and re-warmed. While she was being cooled, the fetus was monitored, who experienced fetal shivering which stopped once the mother was re-warmed.

  • Hope for Two: Conquering Breast Cancer While Pregnant

    Although my pregnancy was a surprise, nothing was more exciting than learning I was going to be a mother. However, that emotion quickly changed to disbelief when I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer just days later. Luckily, I found hope for two.

  • Study Finds Pregnant Women Still Smoking

    Pregnant women continue smoking during pregnancy at alarming rates, according to a study released last Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

  • Obesity in Pregnancy Causing Rise in Autism Cases

    A recent study in the journal of Pediatrics looked into whether moms who are obese or have diabetes more likely to have a child with autism or another developmental problem.

  • What is the most effective way of finding out if you are pregnant??

    im a teenager and i still live at home and im scared that im pregnant and im showing alot of signs that im pregnant and my boyfriend knows that i feel this way and hes by my side all the way...

  • Mom Delivers Twins from Two Separate Wombs!

    When Danielle Young, 29, found out she was pregnant, she was amazed. She'd been diagnosed with bicornuate uterus, a rare condition that makes it next to impossible to carry a baby to full term.

  • Couple Awarded 2.9 Million Dollars in Wrongful Birth Suit

    In one of the most controversial cases of its kind, a jury in Oregon has awarded parents Ariel and Deborah Levy $2.9 million in their wrongful birth lawsuit against their doctor.

  • Baby Inherits Cancer in the Womb

    In one of the rarest cases of its kind, a baby has inherited cancer while still in the womb from her now deceased mother.

  • Anger

    Who knew that there are so many reasons to be angry after a miscarriage? I am a mental health care professional so I am well acquainted with the stages of grief. I was not shocked by my shock. I expected and allowed my sadness. What I was not prepared for, however, was the depth and breadth of my anger. I am ANGRY. I am angry with any pregnant woman who has the audacity to be within a 30 foot radius of me.

  • Groundbreaking Discovery in the Treatment of Preeclampsia

    Scientists at Mercy Hospital for Women have made a "groundbreaking discovery" in the treatment of preeclampsia, a potentially fatal condition that affects 1 in 20 pregnancies and kills 60,000 women worldwide each year.

  • Room for One More? 20 Kids and Counting for the Duggars!

    Do the Duggars really have room for one more? 20 kids and counting is the latest announcement from the family that keeps on growing.

  • Study Finds Pregnant Women Still Smoking

    Pregnant women continue smoking during pregnancy at alarming rates, according to a study released last Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

  • Michelle Duggar's Pregnancy Ends in Miscarriage

    Michelle Duggar, of "19 and counting," has suffered a second trimester miscarriage on December 8, 2011.

  • Please help!!!

    Please help!

  • A new complication.

    Last Friday i rushed to the E.R with a vaginal dark brown discharge, my boyfriend & I were fearing for our angel's life at 11 weeks of pregnancy. I had no cramps no blood just dark brown discharge.

  • New Study Shows Lower Rates of Preterm Delivery for Women Receiving Nurse-Administered 17P at Home vs. Office Setting

    New study shows lower rates of preterm delivery for women receiving nurse-administrated 17P at Home vs. Office Setting.

  • I had a miscarriage

    March 12, I visited my obgyne to confirm my pregnancy test. She subjected me for ultrasound (Trans-vaginal), to check if there is a gestational development. Since I was only on my 4th week of pregnancy, it shows no gestational sac. The result shows that my uterus is irregularly enlarged with thickened endometrium which is consider an early pregnancy sign. Since I am staining then (brown blood coming out), she gave me Duphaston 10 mg to be taken twice a week for the next 10 days and required me for a bed rest.

  • Incompetent Cervix

    I was pregnant with my second child. We found out at my 20 week ultra sound it was a little boy. At about 23 weeks I began to experience contractions and soon had my baby, a stillbirth.