Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects about 10% of first time mums. It usually happens after 28 weeks gestation and close to the end of the third trimester. If you have pre-eclampsia you will have high blood pressure that causes a headache.
Unfortunately there tends not to be much sleeping in pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. However, there are a few dos and don’ts and a few tricks to help if you are not sleeping.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) involves 2 of the 3 criteria: high androgen levels (acne or excessive hair growth), irregular periods and polycystic ovaries on ultrasound. Women with PCOS may have difficulty getting pregnant because they are not ovulating.
Approximately 15% of women will need a vacuum or forceps delivery. It is more common for first time mothers. The most common reason for this type of delivery is that your baby is not tolerating the pushing stage of labour