Injury complicating pregnancy is a condition that occurs when a pregnant woman is injured and her pregnancy is affected in some way. Causes of injury can include falls, motor vehicle accidents, and other traumatic events.
Diagnosis of injury complicating pregnancy is made by obtaining a detailed history of the incident, physical examination and investigations such as imaging studies.
Differential diagnoses include miscarriage, preterm labor, placental abruption, and fetal trauma.
Treatment depends on the type and severity of the injury and the extent of any damage to the mother or baby. Treatment may include rest, medications, physical therapy, or surgery.
The prognosis for injury complicating pregnancy depends on the severity of the injury and any damage to the mother or baby. In some cases, the prognosis is good and the mother and baby can make a full recovery. In more severe cases, the prognosis may be poor.