When a woman is pregnant, certain complications can arise that affect the woman, the baby or both. Although the causes of these problems during pregnancy will depend on the specific obstetric complication, there are certain factors that would be associated with an increased risk of their appearance. Among them, we can mention the following:
- Elderly or adolescent.
- Body mass index (BMI).
- High blood pressure.
- Multiple pregnancy.
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
- Autoimmune diseases.
- Previous pregnancy with complications.
- Consumption of alcohol, tobacco and/or drugs.
- Other diseases: cardiac, metabolic, asthma, epilepsy...
For this reason, it is highly recommended that the woman attend a consultation before becoming pregnant. Thus, you can assess the possible risks of your pregnancy with the specialist, to be more controlled (if necessary) and avoid the appearance of complications.