Pregnancy complications

Pregnancy complications are health conditions that may need special care. 

Throughout pregnancy, go to all your prenatal care checkups, even if you’re feeling fine. Getting regular prenatal care can help you spot complications early—and maybe even prevent them.

Learn about pregnancy complications, including anemia, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. If you have one of these conditions, work with your provider to keep them under control. 

And if you had certain health complications before pregnancy, like preexisting diabetes or depression, find out what you can do to help you stay healthy during pregnancy. There also are ways you can protect yourself from common infections, like the flu and food poisoning, which can cause problems during pregnancy.