5 warning signs in pregnancy
You are pregnant? You may be part of the group of future moms who worry about the slightest change or pain. Or maybe you’re the one who thinks any change is normal. Be careful! It is not good to ignore certain warning signs that may indicate that something is wrong. Here are some of the most common ones so you know when it is important to see a doctor right away.
When you are pregnant, your body naturally goes through a series of changes (you can read about the changes, month by month, in our article series starting here). It is normal for you to feel different, to get nauseated or suddenly to feel some stomach upset. Some future moms feel that if they complain all the time they will consider them consenting or crying. Others, however, go to the doctor at the slightest inconvenience. How can you tell when there is any symptom or discomfort that should not be ignored because it may indicate a problem? To avoid complications during your pregnancy, pay attention to the main warning signs so that you do not hesitate to go to the doctor if they occur.
1. Bleeding at any time
During the first, second or third trimester of pregnancy, blood is a sign that should not be overlooked. Bleeding can mean several things, depending on how it is presented. If there is bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy with abdominal pain may be an ectopic pregnancy, which is serious and should be taken care of immediately. Abundant bleeding may signal a miscarriage during the first trimester and the first part of the second trimester. What happens if you bleed during the third trimester of your pregnancy? It can be a detachment of the placenta. The important thing is to remember that bleeding is always something serious. If it does, do not hesitate to go to the doctor or emergency room right away to receive care as soon as possible.
2. The activity of the baby decreases
Most moms get happy because they feel their baby moving and kicking their belly. It is proof that you have a human being developed within you! So if your activity level suddenly drops, turn on the alarms. When the baby does not move enough he may not be getting the oxygen and nutrients he needs from the placenta.
3. Contractions in the first part of the third quarter
Contractions should occur when the baby is ready to be born. That is why, if you feel contractions prematurely – in the first part of the third trimester of your pregnancy – do not hesitate to go to the doctor. They can be a sign of premature labor or false labor (known as Braxton-Hicks contractions) and only your doctor can stop them. Dont wait! You can put your baby’s health at risk.
4. Severe headache, abdominal pain, vision problems and fluid retention (swelling)
These symptoms may indicate pre-eclampsia, a serious condition that may occur after the 20th week of pregnancy which includes high blood pressure. Check with your doctor immediately, as it can be fatal. Good prenatal care helps prevent it.
5. Symptoms of influenza
When you are pregnant, your immune system is more vulnerable than that of women who are not pregnant and you could get the flu during the time it comes and your risk of complications is greater. If you have a sore throat, nasal congestion, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fever, talk to your doctor as soon as symptoms appear, especially if you have a high fever. Ask your doctor about the flu shot. Prevention is always better.