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Danger signs during the first trimester

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

Nausea, fatigue, and tiredness, are all common during the first trimester of pregnancy. These symptoms do not continue but tend to get better day by day and most of the time there is nothing to worry about.

But there are symptoms that need immediate attention and you should contact your healthcare provider!

Some of these symptoms may appear at different stages of your pregnancy, others might occur at any time. Even if you are not sure about your symptoms but think that something just does not feel right with your own or your baby's health, it's important to get it checked with your doctor.

Danger signs during pregnancy
Danger signs during pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding

if you are already tested pregnant, and you have started bleeding. Then do not wait, immediately call your health care provider.

Vaginal discharge

slight vaginal discharge is expected, but if you are feeling there is more discharge and also a foul smell. Call your doctor immediately.

Leg/calf pain, swelling in only one leg.

These are not normal symptoms and you have to let your doctor know about them.

Pain or burning sensation while urinating.

This could be a cause of infection and needs to be treated with medication. Call your doctor.

Severe nausea and vomiting

nausea and vomiting are common symptoms during the first trimester of pregnancy. But if you are dehydrated and unable to hold even water for 10 - 12 hours, then call the doctor.

Warning signs during pregnancy
Warning signs during pregnancy

High fever.

If you are running at a temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit, do not medicate yourself. The doctor has to check the cause of the fever and medicate you accordingly.

Pain on one side of the abdomen.

If the pain is not relieved, or the pain is severe, call your doctor immediately.

Severe headache.

If you have a severe headache or persistent headache, call your healthcare provider to rule out any medical conditions.

Shoulder pain.

Whether it is usual or unusual pain in your shoulders, get it checked with your health care provider.

Slight spotting.

If you are seeing slight spotting in your pregnancy. You have to visit your doctor to make sure everything is alright.

Pregnancy involves a lot of changes in the body, and there are so many women going through the pregnancy phase every day!

There are some common symptoms or changes during the first trimester of pregnancy that most women go through. There are women who do not have any symptoms and have a pleasant pregnancy! Some women may have initial glitches but later becomes pleasant one…

But you have to remember this, whether it is your first or nth pregnancy, any unusual symptom that you notice in your body has to be reported to your doctor. You do not judge the severity, leave it to the experts.

How to avoid pregnancy complications?

It may not be possible to avoid a complication during pregnancy. You may have a higher chance of developing one if you had a health problem before conception, or had one during a previous pregnancy. There may also be a higher chance if you have a family history of pregnancy complications.

What you can do is go to all your antenatal appointments, take your medications if prescribed, and talk to your doctor openly about anything you have in mind.

Prepare your mind during pregnancy
Prepare your mind during pregnancy

  • Your mind plays an important role during emergency situations. Practice breathing techniques that can help you calm down.

  • Keep your doctor’s contact handy, and also share it with your partner and other family members if needed.

  • Do not panic. Panic aggravates the situation, and also slows down your mind to take the next step.

  • If you are alone, and you are in a situation, call someone for help. Do not travel alone.

  • If yours is a high-risk pregnancy, or even otherwise, see that there is always someone who is just a call away.

  • Keep ambulance numbers handy.

  • Print the emergency numbers, and contacts, and stick them on the wall. It will be easier to call than to search the contacts on the phone.

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