Third-trimester pregnancy complications

Prim Care. 2012 Mar;39(1):95-113. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2011.11.005.


Complications arising in the third trimester often challenge the clinician to balance the concern for maternal well-being with the consequences of infant prematurity. The most serious and challenging antepartum issues relate to preterm labor and birth, hypertensive disorders, and bleeding events. This article guides the practitioner through decision-making and management of these problems.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abruptio Placentae
  • Directive Counseling / methods*
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / diagnosis
  • Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / epidemiology
  • Maternal Welfare*
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third*
  • Premature Birth
  • Prevalence
  • Primary Prevention / methods
  • Risk Factors