Talk:Complications of pregnancy

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Complications of pregnancy[edit]

This page needs to be edited for many reasons.

What is a problem? The word is too generic and means comprises everything and nothing.

In medicine there are signs, symptoms, complications and syndromes.

This is a list of signs, symptoms, complications and syndromes.

Signs and symptoms do not always indicate a diseased state; rather, they just indicate that a third party or the first person have noticed something different (from the norm).

The term Complication, on the other hand, can be defined as is read on the relevant WKP page.

Ectopic pregnancy is a state of disease that occurs solely in early pregnancy.

Writing "The routine problems are normal complications, and pose no significant danger to either the woman or the fetus." is a contradiction in terms. COMPLICATIONS ARE, FORTUNATELY, NOT ROUTINE. Where are all the eager beavers?
--Drrem (talk) 12:06, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps the title should be changed to "Health issues related to pregnancy". This way the article can encompass more serious and less serious issues. Ablib Sound (talk) 10:08, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I think both complications of pregnancy and symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy are extensive enough to justify being separate articles. I think we benefit from this distinction, such as by being able to classify morning sickness as belonging to the symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy , while hyperemesis gravidarum belongs to complications of pregnancy. Mikael Häggström (talk) 17:48, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Postpartum depression[edit]

Shouldn't it get a mention somehow, somewhere?--TyrS (talk) 13:36, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

 Done. Added it. Ablib Sound (talk) 10:10, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

not "Routine maternal complications"?[edit]

Wouldn't this make more sense than "Maternal routine"?--TyrS (talk) 02:36, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Merge Risk factors in pregnancy to Complications of pregnancy[edit]

The scope of the article Risk factors in pregnancy appears to be "factors increasing the risk of complications of pregnancy", and therefore I think it should be merged into Complications of pregnancy. Mikael Häggström (talk) 13:38, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

 Done. This suggestion has been uncontended for 2 years now, so I've performed the merge. Mikael Häggström (talk) 10:38, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

what about hyperemesis?[edit]

Hello, I think that -- as the most frequent cause of hospital admission in early pregnancy -- hyperemesis gravidarum should be mentioned in the list of complications. As a (necessarily biased) sufferer I think it should be in the list of serious maternal problems, but I do not know how serious and routine problems have been classified up to now. Happy to draft a section if there are no objections from engaged existing authors (talk) 22:38, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

I see it is mentioned now. Mikael Häggström (talk) 17:49, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Scope: complications of childbirth or just pregnancy?[edit]

The title of the article is complications of pregnancy, but seems to include complications of childbirth, seemingly at random; for instance, there is mention of perineal tearing, but not of haemorrhage.

There's also Childbirth#Complications but that seems a bit incomplete too. How should this be organised? Mvolz (talk) 14:50, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

I have moved the complications of childbirth to their own subsection, but open to deleting them and pointing to Childbirth#Complications instead. Mvolz (talk) 15:04, 13 November 2016 (UTC)