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Complications

High-risk pregnancy

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you might have questions. Will you need special prenatal care? Will your baby be OK? Get the facts about high-risk pregnancies.

Definition

Placenta

Curious about what role the placenta plays in pregnancy? Find out how the placenta helps your baby grow.

Risk factors

Pregnancy spacing

How close is too close when it comes to timing pregnancies? Consider the impact pregnancy spacing can have on your health and your baby's health.

Smoking and pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy is a no-win situation. Get the facts about tobacco use during pregnancy, and know where to turn for quit-smoking support.

Twin pregnancy

If you're carrying twins, you're in good company. Here's what you need to know to promote a healthy pregnancy.

Symptoms

High blood pressure and pregnancy

High blood pressure during pregnancy can pose health risks for you and your baby. Understand how to manage this condition and prevent complications.

Vaginal bleeding

Tests and diagnosis

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusions boost blood levels that are low due to surgery, injury or disease. Learn about the benefits, risks and what to expect.

C-section

C-section — Overview covers why it's done, risks, what you can expect and tips for recovery.

Pregnancy bed rest

Jun. 02, 2011