A condition that occurs when a pregnant person's placenta attaches to the lowest part of the uterus, covering part or all of the cervix. In most cases, people with placenta previa cannot safely deliver a baby vaginally.
A potentially life-threatening form of hypertension that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. Women with preeclampsia have high blood pressure as well as protein in her urine.
Fetal ultrasound is the most widely used medical imaging method during pregnancy. It is used to view the developing fetus and also to guide procedures.
High blood pressure during pregnancy can negatively affect both a mother's and the baby's health during and after pregnancy.
A rare and serious condition in which a pregnant or postpartum person suddenly has seizures. Eclampsia is a medical emergency and can lead to injury or death for the pregnant person and/or baby.
A high-risk pregnancy is one in which a woman and her fetus face a higher-than-normal chance of experiencing complications. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Abnormal uterine bleeding—or menstrual bleeding that is unpredictable in timing, amount or duration—is a common problem among women. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Chronic pelvic pain is comfort anywhere below the belly button and between the hips that lasts for six months. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding--even light bleeding--that occurs during menopause.
Babies born before the beginning of the 37th week of pregnancy are considered premature.