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Pregnancy: Pregnancy (General) | Discomforts | Drugs | Exercise | Later-Age Pregnancy | Nutrition | Pregnancy Loss | Prenatal Tests | Risks to Pregnancy | Teenage Pregnancy

Childbirth: Birthing Options | Childbirth (Labor and Delivery) | Newborn Screening Tests | Multiple Births | Premature Birth | Postpartum Depression

Other Topics: General Pregnancy and Childbirth | Preparing for Pregnancy

Risks to Pregnancy

(Jump to: General Information | Environmental Risks

Maternal Disorders: Asthma | Blood Clotting Disorders | Diabetes | Epilepsy | HELPP Syndrome | High Blood Pressure | Infections | Lupus

Pregnancy Complications: Amniotic Fluid Abnormalities | Bleeding | Blood Type Incompatibility | Hyperemesis Gravidarum | Incompetent Cervix | Intrauterine Growth Restriction | Placental Conditions | Postterm Pregnancy | Umbilical Cord Abnormalities )

General Information
High Risk Pregnancy:NICHD
Risk Factors Present Before Pregnancy:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Risk Factors That Develop During Pregnancy:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Surviving Bed Rest:Nemours Foundation
Health Problems in Pregnancy:MedlinePlus

Amniotic Fluid Abnormalities
Oligohydramnios (too little fluid):March of Dimes
Polyhydramnios (too much fluid):March of Dimes

When Pregnancy Is Complicated By Allergies and Asthma:ACAAI
Managing Asthma and Allergies During Pregnancy:ACAAI
Pregnancy and Asthma:UpToDate Patient Information

Bleeding During Pregnancy
Bleeding During Pregnancy:ACOG

Blood Clotting Disorders
Thrombophilias:March of Dimes

Blood Type Incompatibility
The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy:ACOG
Rh Disease:March of Dimes
Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

General Information
Preexising Diabetes:March of Dimes
Pregnancy and Diabetes:Mayo Clinic
Care During Pregnancy for Women With Type 1 or 2 Diabetes:UpToDate Patient Information
Infant of Diabetic Mother:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Gestational Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes:American Diabetes Association
Gestational Diabetes and Low-Calorie Sweeteners:International Food Information Council
Diabetes and Pregnancy (Gestational Diabetes):MedlinePlus

Environmental Risks
Environmental Risks and Pregnancy:March of Dimes
Hair Treatments and Pregnancy:Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
Mercury:March of Dimes

Epilepsy and Pregnancy:Mayo Clinic
Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy:ACOG
Pregnancy and Epilepsy Medications:Epilepsy Foundation

HELPP Syndrome
HELLP:PubMed Health

High Blood Pressure
General Information
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy:ACOG
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy:March of Dimes
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy:MedlinePlus
Preeclampsia (Toxemia)
Preeclampsia:UpToDate Patient Information

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Severe Nausea & Vomiting)
Understanding Hyperemesis:Hyperemesis Education & Research Foundation (HER Foundation)
Information for Mothers:Her Foundation
Information for Family & Friends:Her Foundation
Information for Health Professionals:Her Foundation

Incompetent Cervix
Cervical Insufficiency:The Merck Manual

General Information
Avoiding Infections in Pregnancy:UpToDate Patient Information
Preventing Infections During Pregnancy:CDC
Handling Food Safely:March of Dimes
Infections and Pregnancy:MedlinePlus
Vaccinations and Pregnancy:March of Dimes
Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women:CDC
Childhood Illnesses
Chickenpox (Varicella):March of Dimes
Fifth Disease:March of Dimes
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Cytomegalovirus Infection In Pregnancy:March of Dimes
See also Infectious Diseases, Cytomegalovirus
Group B Streptococcal Disease
Group B Strep Infection:March of Dimes
Group B Streptococcus and Pregnancy:UpToDate Patient Information
See Immune System, HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnancy:March of Dimes
Genital Herpes and Pregnancy:March of Dimes
Hepatitis B Virus in Pregnancy:ACOG
Listeriosis and Pregnancy: What is Your Risk?:International Food Information Council
See also Infectious Diseases, Listeria Infections
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV)
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) and Pregnancy:CDC
Toxoplasmosis:March of Dimes

Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Intrauterine Growth

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Pregnancy:UpToDate Patient Information

Placental Conditions
Placenta Previa / Placental Abruption:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Placenta Accreta, Increta and Percreta (Attachment Disorders):March of Dimes

Postterm Pregnancy
Postterm Pregnancy:UpToDate Patient Information

Umbilical Cord Abnormalities
Umbilical Cord Abnormalities:March of Dimes

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