Pregnancy Induced Hypertension/Preeclampsia/Toxemia - For these conditions the only real cure is delivery. I experience preeclampsia myself and thankfully had reached 37 weeks and was able to deliver. If you have not reached the 37 week mark a doctor or midwife may prescribe bedrest so they can keep close watch on you.
-Placenta Previa - When a woman has placenta previa this means the placenta has blocked the cervix not allowing the baby to exit. Placenta previa can correct itself in some cases, but women may be put on bed rest to keep the pressure off the placenta and cervix.
-Placenta Abruption - This is when the placenta begins to separate form the uterine wall prior to delivery.
Cervical Insufficiency - Cervical insufficiency means your cervix has begun dilating and effacing before your baby is full term and ready for delivery. With this condition there are no normally no symptoms. Bed rest takes the pressure of your growing baby off the cervix.
Preterm Labor - If you are in preterm labor your body is ready to deliver the baby before the baby has reached full term. There are many factors that can increase your risk of preterm labor such as:
-Health Conditions- preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, infections, blood clotting disorders
-History of preterm labor
-Having twins or multiple babies
-In vitro pregnancy
If you begin to experience contractions that are 10 minutes apart consistently, backache, increased vaginal pressure, cramping, gush of fluid, or any bleeding call your doctor or midwife because these are possible signs of preterm labor.