In vasa previa, fetal blood vessels, as opposed to maternal blood vessels, are present in the membranes covering the cervix, which is the opening to the uterus. The baby comes through the cervix once the opening is completely open. The prevalence of vasa previa is approximately 1 in 2500 deliveries but is much higher in pregnancies
Stillbirth or fetal death after 20 weeks of pregnancy is one of the most common pregnancy outcomes. It complicates 1 in 160 deliveries or 6.2 per 1,000 births. The most prevalent risk factors for stillbirth are non-Hispanic black race, a woman having her first child, advanced maternal age (more than or equal to age 35) and obesity.
Women who delay childbearing are at increased risk of pregnancy complications. The age cutoff for advanced maternal age (AMA) pregnancy is defined as greater than or equal to 35 years. The increased risks in these pregnancies include miscarriage, conceiving twins, fetal genetic abnormality, some birth defects, developing diabetes during pregnancy, preeclampsia (which is high blood pressure
The Zika virus has been concerning the nation, especially since it poses a high risk to pregnant women. Although everyone should be aware of this virus since it can lead to further health complications, pregnant women should be more cautious. Potential Zika virus symptoms are generally mild, including fever, rash on the hands or face,
Gestational Diabetes Women experiencing gestational diabetes do not generally experience any symptoms. But patients who have non-pregnancy related diabetes usually experience frequent urination and become extremely thirsty. To determine whether gestational diabetes is present, all pregnant women go through a screening process that consists of two tests, a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) and a Glucose