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Complications of Pregnancy

Edited by Hassan Abduljabbar

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Complications of pregnancy are health issues that are caused by pregnancy itself. These can happen during or after delivery (obstetric labor complications or puerperal disorders). Complications can be classified as mild, severe, immediate, or long-term health problems. Complications of pregnancy can cause maternal morbidity and mortality. The most common causes of maternal mortality are maternal bleeding, maternal sepsis, hypertensive diseases, obstructed labor, and pregnancy with the consequence of abortion, which includes miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and medical abortion.Heath problems can develop during pregnancy, which may be directly related to the pregnancy itself or nonobstetric disorders, such as pregnancy complicated by medical diseases. One of the main complications is obstetric abnormalities that increase the risk of morbidity or mortality for the pregnant woman and her fetus. High-risk pregnancy is an indicator of a maternal complication during pregnancy.

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Complications of PregnancyEdited by Hassan Abduljabbar

Published: June 12th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73930

ISBN: 978-1-83880-489-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-488-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-045-0

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

7489 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Placental Abnormalities

By Alexander L. Juusela


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2. Miscarriage and Maternal Health

By John D. Ojule and Rosemary N. Ogu


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3. Assessment of Fetal Gestational Age in the First Trimester in Normal and Abnormal Pregnancies: Which Sonographic Parameter to Use?

By Hong Soo Wong


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4. Undernutrition during Pregnancy

By Hoang Anh Nguyen


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5. Hydrops Fetalis

By Renuka Sekar


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6. Maternal and Fetal Complications Due to Decreased Nitric Oxide Synthesis during Gestation

By Sonia Jurado, Kaelly Saraiva, Cauane Marceliano, Vanessa Souza and Izabela Vieira


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7. Alloimmunization and Role of HLA in Pregnancy

By Meenakshi Singh, Jyoti Rajak, Shalaka Kadam and Sunil B. Rajadhyaksha


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