Complications During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there can be a number of potential complications, such as the following:

  • Anemia
  • Bleeding and Spotting
  • Incompetent Cervix and Cerclage
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
  • Pre-eclampsia / high Blood Pressure
  • Pre-existing Diabetes
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Placenta Complications (placental abruption, placenta accreta, placenta increta, placenta percreta, placenta previa)
  • Amniotic Fluid Complications (oligohydramnios and polyhydramnios)

Such complications are a good reason for women to start seeing a doctor or other healthcare provider as soon as they suspect they may be pregnant.

To learn about these conditions, please check Complications During Pregnancy  on the March of Dimes website.

Infections and Illness 

Chickenpox and Pregnancy

Cytomegalovirus in Pregnancy Group B Streptococcus Infection in Pregnancy

Fifth Disease and Pregnancy

HIV Testing in Pregnancy

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy

Listeriosis in Pregnancy

Rubella (German Measles) in Pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis in Pregnancy

Pregnancy Loss


Ectopic and Molar Pregnancy