During pregnancy, for certain mothers mild aches and pains get them alarmed while for some others ignore potentially dangerous symptoms. What are these dangerous signs that you must consult your doctor immediately?
Vaginal bleeding during any time during the pregnancy
If you are getting severe abdominal pain with bleeding in the first trimester it might be an
ectopic pregnancy. But keep in mind that bleeding and missed periods might not present in all
Late first or second trimester heavy bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage.
Third trimester bleeding can be due to abnormal positioning of placenta or due to placental
There are many other causes that may cause vaginal bleeding during pregnancy.
Whatever the reason, bleeding during the pregnancy needs immediate medical attention.
Severe Nausea and Vomiting
Severe nausea and vomiting, where the mother can’t take enough fluid orally, needs medical
During the first trimester excessive vomiting can be caused by twin pregnancy or conditions
like H.Mole or without any apparent reason.
Excessive vomiting in pregnancy needs proper care to prevent mother getting dehydration
and to find a cause.
Baby’s movements are less
Movements of the baby are the best indicator for a mother to assess wellbeing of the baby. If
you feel suddenly less movements it can be due to some serious conditions. Drink something hot or cold. Lie on bed turned to left side. Be aware of baby’s movements. Count the kicks. If no improvements, take immediate medical advice.
There are two types of contractions. They are labour contractions and false labour
contractions, which are also called as Braxton-Hicks contractions. They’re unpredictable
non-rhythmic, and do not increase in intensity. Labour contractions are regular contractions,
which are about 10 minutes apart or less and increase in intensity.
False contractions is a normal phenomenon and getting labour contractions much earlier than
due date require medical attention.
Water bag breaks
Sudden flood of water rushing down your legs might very well be due to broken water bag.
Other possibility is that it may be due to urine over flow. Empty the bladder, if the water still
coming, time to go to the hospital.
A Persistent Severe Headache, Abdominal Pain, Visual Disturbances, and excessive Swelling of the body.
These symptoms could be a sign of preeclampsia. That’s a serious condition that develops
during pregnancy and is potentially fatal. The disorder is marked by high blood pressure and
excess protein in your urine that typically occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Eclampsia is a life threatening condition and need requires urgent medical attention.
High fever can be dangerous to the baby. Certain viral infections transmit to the baby via the
placenta. If you are having fever, take medical advice to avoid complications.
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