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Pregnancy-Related Injuries Archives

What are common symptoms of preeclampsia?

You usually expect your pregnancy to be uneventful. Sometimes, though, you might develop a condition called preeclampsia. A previous blog discussed the dangers of this condition when it is undiagnosed. To speak to your doctor about preeclampsia, you need to recognize the symptoms.

What pregnancy risks do older women face?

If you are an “older” woman in Oregon, you face a difficult decision when it comes to getting pregnant. Although 35 definitely is not old by any other standard, it is with regard to pregnancy. There are many reasons why you may have delayed becoming a mother. You wanted to complete your education. You wanted to start a career. Now, however, your biological clock is ticking and you are running out of time to have your first child.

What is placental abruption?

If you are an Oregon expectant mother, your health and that of your developing baby is foremost in your mind. As you progress into your third trimester, one of the things you should be on the lookout for are the symptoms of placental abruption, a rare but very serious complication of some pregnancies.

Why is the maternal death rate so high?

If you are an Oregon mom-to-be, you probably are thrilled with the thought of giving birth to a healthy baby. You therefore take all the advice you can get from your doctor and other sources about all the things you should do during your pregnancy to assure that your baby indeed will be born healthy. But are you as concerned about your own health as much as you are about that of the child you are carrying?

Why home births are dangerous

Expectant mothers in Oregon who have decided to have a home birth may want to rethink that decision. As reported in The New York Times, 2012 Oregon statistics showed that babies delivered in planned home births had a death rate nearly seven times that of babies born in hospitals.

What factors can make a pregnancy high-risk?


A pregnancy can be an exciting time for a women. For many women, they marvel at how their body can change to support a new life. While many people consider pregnancy a miracle, it is also a major medical situation. Pregnant women require regular prenatal care in order to ensure that the pregnancy is healthy and that the woman's body is responding appropriately.

Pregnancy-related injuries require specialized help and care

Having a baby can be a wonderful gift. However, it does not come without risks to the baby and to the mother. Like any medical condition, a pregnancy needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that you are not placed in harm's way. Prenatal care and proper monitoring is particularly important for pregnant women, since two lives are in the hands of the doctor.

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