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Complication & Medications during Preganancy
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Giving birth to a baby is God`s miracle. Mother Nature takes care of most child births. However, complications do arise during labor and child birth. They can affect the mother or the baby. Sometimes they cause injury or even death. Doctors and obstetricians are trained to deal with these problems.

Infant deaths (neonatal deaths from birth to 28 days, or perinatal deaths if including fetal deaths at 28 weeks gestation and later) are around 1% in modernized countries. The risk of maternal death during childbirth in developed nations is comparatively low; only about 1 in 1800 mothers die in childbirth. In the Third World, it is a much riskier proposition.

The most important factors affecting mortality in childbirth are adequate nutrition and access to quality medical care. Around 80% of pregnancies are low-risk. Factors that may make a birth high risk include prematurity, high blood pressure, diabetes and previous cesarean section.

When you are pregnant, it is important to understand that everything you take into your body passes from your blood to baby`s blood; therefore, it is best to avoid all over-the-counter medicines especially in the first eight weeks of pregnancy (ten weeks after your last menstrual period). This period is particularly important because it is during the first eight weeks are when your baby`s heart, lung and brain systems are being formed. Remember that no medication is safe for 100 percent of the people. However there are times when the benefits of a medication far outweigh any risks. Occasionally it may be necessary for your doctor to prescribe medicines during pregnancy. Take exactly as prescribed. If prescribed an antibiotic, take all the medication. Discuss with your physician the possibility of taking the medication in the smallest effective doses for the shortest possible time and only at the time when it will be most helpful to you. Remember to follow any directions given to you by your physician.

Learn about the complications that may arise during pregnancy. You should know how childhood illnesses can lead to pregnancy complications and when you should worry about bleeding and spotting during pregnancy and more.

One of the most dangerous risks to the fetus is that of premature birth, and its associated low neonatal weight. The more underweight a baby is, the greater the risks for neonatal death and for pulmonary, respiratory, neurological or other problems. In the past 25 years, medical technology has greatly improved the chances of survival of premature infants in industrialized nations. The first hours of life for "premies" are critical, especially the very first hour of life. Rapid access to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is of paramount importance.

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