MEDICAL CARE IN PREGNANCY: CORRECTING WRONG THINGS
The average pregnancy will proceed with few problems
until "term," and a normal, healthy baby will be
delivered. Mother and baby will be fit and well.
The family will share the delight.
However, while this is the usual picture, a certain
number of abnormalities can take place. Some
women appear to be at special risk, and are more
prone to running into trouble than others.
Some of the more important complications that may take
place during the course of pregnancy are
outlined briefly. This is not done to frighten
the mother-to-be; nor is it meant to deter
anyone from falling pregnant. This chapter is
written solely to let women know that things can
sometimes go wrong.
It is important that these abnormalities be recognized.
The earlier this takes place, the sooner
suitable treatment can be started. The majority
of these complaints are readily amenable to
Many of the so-called complications may be discovered
only by the doctor during his routine regular
examinations. This is one very important reason
why these prenatal visits should not be
neglected, for, maybe quite unbeknown to you,
some sinister problem is starting to develop.
The doctor may pick this up promptly, but if
left, it may not become evident until trouble
strikes in a much bigger way.
So consider these points. The important symptoms are
set out. If you notice any of these starting to
make their appearance, it is essential that you
contact your doctor promptly.