A few years ago, a pregnancy was expected in a girl in the US.
Today, it’s just not happening.
According to a new study, only about 2.3% of pregnancies in the United States are due to complications from pregnancy, and that number is rising.
It’s a startling statistic that underscores the fact that pregnancy can still occur, even when it is thought to be a bad idea.
The study, published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, looked at nearly 5 million pregnancies in 26 U.S. states and found that nearly 6% of them had complications, and about 3% had complications that could have been avoided with proper medical care.
While these numbers are certainly alarming, they aren’t shocking.
They’re a reflection of the fact women are still getting pregnant, and the numbers are going up.
And there are ways to prevent pregnancy complications, says Dr. Michael Tannenbaum, director of the reproductive and infertility center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
“We need to do better than we are,” he says.
What is a pregnancy complication?
A pregnancy complication is when a pregnancy ends in miscarriage or an early pregnancy.
If the woman is not able to conceive or cannot conceive, the baby is not born.
The chances of having a pregnancy-related complication are similar in the first and second trimester.
Most pregnancies can be prevented by using a fertility treatment, which involves a temporary injection of a fertility medication that blocks ovulation.
Tannensbaum says it can be important to have an ultrasound to get an idea of the pregnancy and to determine if there are any complications that need to be treated.
“The chances of a pregnancy complications increase as the number of weeks from the initial pregnancy increase,” he explains.
“If the pregnancy goes well and you have a healthy pregnancy, it is much less likely that it will have an impact on the pregnancy.
You are more likely to have complications after the second trimester, which is the time that is really important for pregnancy prevention.”
Tannenga points out that a high-risk pregnancy can be avoided with medical intervention.
“Pregnancy can be a very complicated process, and there are things you can do to help protect yourself, including getting an ultrasound,” he said.
For instance, you can prevent miscarriage by getting a blood test before you go to a clinic.
Another common way to prevent complications is by using the Fertility Diet.
This diet has been shown to lower the risk of miscarriage by 20%.
If you are taking hormonal contraceptives, your chances of miscarriage go down.
However, Tannenersum says there is more to prevent complication than just lowering the chance of miscarriage.
If you use an IUD, the chances of complications are significantly higher, as well.
“IUDs are known to cause problems, especially in the last trimester,” he points out.
“And there are a number of things that are known that prevent implantation of the IUD in the third trimester.”
The Fertility Diaries, a website created by researchers from Mount Sinai and the University of Colorado School of Public Health, offers tips on how to prevent miscarriage.
The site includes tips on avoiding the effects of certain medications, such as birth control pills, and some women even get better if they stop using the pill for the first month or two.
Some of these are known as birth-control pills, but there are other birth-prescribing medications that are not considered birth-promoting drugs.
Some pills, such the Pill and Contraceptive, have a longer shelf life than others, meaning you can use them for longer periods of time, Tansinbaum says.
“You can take the Pill for the next week or two and then you can put it away for a week or so, and then go back to the Pill the next time you want to use it,” he explained.
If your pregnancy is causing a lot of complications, Tani-kau says you might want to consult with a health care provider, who can help you make the best decisions for your pregnancy.
And if you are unsure if you should take the birth-related medication, you should consult your health care team, Tania says.
If a pregnancy is happening and you are worried about the future, Tainenbaum says you should talk to your doctor about what you should do.
“That will help you decide if there is a good reason for a pregnancy to be happening, or if there isn’t,” he adds.
“It is not uncommon to have a woman with a pregnancy that they have been carrying for three or four months.”
So how often do pregnancy complications happen?
There are no hard numbers on pregnancy complications but Tannenfelsum says they are rising.
In the past 10 years, about 1 in 6 pregnancies in U.N. countries have been related to complications.
But Tannenebaum says the number is