Pregnancy Related Disorders

Pregnancy Related Disorders

Pregnancy is an exciting time, which is accompanied by a lot of physiological changes and it therefore seems a small wonder that most pregnancies end happily. This is, however, not self-evident because serious problems might arise in a small number of pregnant women. These are commonly known as pregnancy-related disorders and include pregnancy related hypertension (PIH), pre-eclampsia (PE), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR) and preterm labor (premature birth). Many of these disorders affect the health of the mother and the unborn infant at both short and long-term. It’s therefore essential that signs and symptoms are recognized as early as possible, when there might still be possibilities to intervene.



  1. Brosens I, et al. The “Great Obstetrical Syndromes” are associated with disorders of deep placentation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar;204(3):193-201 (PMID: 21094932)
  2. Sweeting A, et al. The first trimester: prediction and prevention of the great obstetrical syndromes. 2015 Feb;29(2):183-93 (PMID: 25482532)
See also:
  • Pregnostic
  • FMH
  • Infections
  • Research


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