In-depth

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

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.

Symptoms

Vaginal bleeding

Vaginal discharge

Tests and diagnosis

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.

Ultrasound

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

Treatments and drugs

Cervical cerclage

Cervical cerclage — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to prevent premature birth.

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