Treating Pregnancy Emergencies
Most pregnancies proceed normally and end happily with the birth of a healthy baby. But sometimes, problems occur that can pose a serious threat to baby and mother. Pregnancy complications, such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, can occur early during the first trimester. Others, such as preeclampsia and placental abruption, occur later in pregnancy—usually during the last trimester, days before an anticipated delivery or even one to two weeks after delivery. Such complications require emergency treatment to help ensure the health of mother and child.
Understanding risks and recognizing symptoms can be the first step to a speedy diagnosis and successful treatment.