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Pregnancy complications

Sometimes things go wrong during pregnancy and you need extra care. In this section you will find information and support for pregnancy complications.

A-Z of pregnancy complications

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    Cervical incompetence

    When the cervix shortens and opens without any other symptoms of labour it may be referred to as cervical incompetence or cervical insufficiency.
    Read more about 'Cervical incompetence'
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    Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition that affects some pregnant women, usually after 20 weeks or soon after their baby is delivered.
    Read more about 'Pre-eclampsia'
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    Retained placenta

    This is when part of the placenta remains in the womb after giving birth. A retained placenta needs to be treated early to prevent complications.
    Read more about 'Retained placenta'