Rare Pregnancy Complications

Rare Pregnancy Complications

It is common to hear about pregnant women getting all weird with the cravings and everything that is happening in their bodies. One cause of it is the deluge of hormones that make them go crazy sometimes. The other is the pressure that pregnancy puts on women to make their pregnancy the best it could be. Conversely, at times, there is just what a pregnant woman can do if she’s met with the most uncomfortable of all situations. 

Here are the lists of the rare pregnancy complications:

1. Pica 

Pregnant women tend to eat a lot and not just any food but different and weird combinations of food, but if you are one of 38% of pregnant women, you’d want to eat differently. Women with pica disorder have been reported to eat:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Fecal matter
  • Vomit
  • Glass
  • Paint 
  • Ice
  • Chalk
  • Dirt
  • Laundry detergent which should not be taken by pregnant women 

2. Melasma

Melasma is known to be the Mask of Pregnancy. Melisma is brown patches that appear on a pregnant women’s skin on the forehead, upper lip, or cheeks. It occurs when there is an increase in estrogen levels that results in a more than normal production of melanin. This complication may affect 50-75% of pregnant women.

3. Obstetric cholestasis

Itching might be a common symptom during pregnancy, but severe itching is different and might be obstetric cholestasis. Obstetric cholestasis is a dysfunction of the liver because the liver enables the build of bile in a woman’s blood, thus causing severe itching. 

4. Amniotic Band Syndrome

This syndrome is one complication a pregnant woman prays she will not feel. This occurs when the inner membrane (amnion) ruptures, which exposes the fetus to fibrous tissues in the uterus. The tissues can become wrapped around the baby’s body parts which can cause deformities.

5. Vasa Previa

This is an extremely rare pregnancy complication that occurs in just 1 out of 2,000 pregnancies. Vasa Previa is when fetal blood vessels from the umbilical cord or the placenta rest in front of the birth canal. 

Who Is At Risk For Complications?


Some examples of common diseases and conditions that can cause complications during your pregnancy include:

Other factors that may increase your risk for complications include:

  • Having a history of pregnancy loss or preterm birth
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Using illegal drugs
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Being pregnant at a young age
  • Having an eating disorder like anorexia
  • Being pregnant at age 35 or older
Using HCG Diet

Benefits of HCG Injection during Pregnancy

The hormone that is produced by the placenta after the sperms are implanted in the ovary is known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG).

Cells responsible for growing the placenta secrete the HCG hormone during pregnancy. It helps the fertilized egg grow after it attaches to the uterine wall and is produced by the HCG hormone during pregnancy. Placental cells secrete HCG hormones after the placenta is successfully formed. 

The amount of HCG hormone released by the placenta increases significantly as the embryo grows. It has been asserted that an adequate supply of HCG is necessary for the healthy and normal development of an embryo during pregnancy.

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Rare Pregnancy Complications