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

  • Retained placenta

    A retained placenta is when part or all of the placenta is left in the womb after you have your baby. It needs to be treated early to avoid complications.
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  • Vasa praevia

    Vasa praevia is when the blood vessels that connect your baby to the placenta do not grow properly and can tear before or during labour. It is serious but rare.
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