Signs of Problems During Pregnancy
Severe/ Sharp Abdominal Pain, Double Vision, Spotting, Vaginal
Just how serious are the problem symptoms of pregnancy?
Has your doctor confirmed that you`re pregnant? if so what wonderful news! Especially more so
if this is what you wanted. It`s an exciting time to hear of pregnancy and no doubt like other expectant women,
you start doing up the nursery, buy baby booties, baby mittens, diapers and even larger items like the pram and
It is sensible to be ready and prepared for baby`s arrival because "them 9 months just fly
Some women experiencing pregnancy for the first time tend to excite themselves that much. And
would you believe - they sit back and wait for morning sickness to happen. And look forward to the swelling
Big tummy and swollen ankles are common symptoms of pregnancy just like them early morning
vomiting bouts which we accept as normal when carrying a baby, however not all symptoms suffered are classed as
normal, in fact they can be nasty and signify problems in your pregnancy.
With it being your
first pregnancy you are not expected to know what is normal or not, nevertheless if you "don't feel right"
regardless, then see your GP or midwife.
Remember your body is
changing rapidly that it's sometimes difficult to know whether what you're experiencing is natural. You are not
to stress out over the problem symptoms of pregnancy because with medical monitoring and appropriate
treatment healthy babies are being delivered all the time.
some problem symptoms of pregnancy that should have you seek medical advice immediately, if you experience
1. Severe or
sharp upper- to mid-abdominal pain, with or without nausea or vomiting can signify severe indigestion,
a tummy bug, food poisoning or pre-eclampsia which is a serious condition that requires immediate medical
2. If you feel
feverish and your temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees C / 100 degrees F but with no flu or cold symptoms
call you're GP, but if it scales to more than 39 degrees C / 102 degrees F, then "immediate" attention from your
doctor is vital. (Infection is probable.) Never must you while pregnant attempt to relieve headache or backache
pain with any type of medication without consulting your doctor first.
3. If vision is
a problem it has to be checked out because this is not natural in pregnancy. Double vision, blurring,
dimming, flashing spots or lights that last for more than two hours are not normal symptoms.
Swelling of the stomach is the norm but if swelling or, puffiness affects the hands, face and eyes then
talk to the midwife.
blood without pain may be a normal sign of implantation, when the embryo attaches itself to the uterus
early in the pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding.
should be sought if you bleed during pregnancy This could indicate a serious complication: Bleeding that is
different from your normal period (heavier or lighter and often darker) with severe, persistent, one-sided pain
in the abdomen can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy.
Heavy loss of blood,
especially if followed with persistent back or abdominal pain, can be associated with a potential or actual
miscarriage. Never leave anything to chance; it is imperative for your health and your unborn baby`s welfare to
have yourself examined sooner than later.
Late into the
pregnancy, bleeding may signify placenta praevia, placental abruption, which happens when the placenta starts to
part from the wall of the uterus, or premature labour.
As we delve further
into the bad symptoms of pregnancy it may well be frightening you, this is not the intention. They are merely
pointers of what problem symptoms are in pregnancy - for you to be able determine normal or not - so to
keep you in good health while carrying your baby. Healthy stress free women deliver healthy stress free babies.
An unborn baby can sense distress.
6. Leaking of
fluid from the vagina before 37 weeks can mean that the membranes have ruptured prematurely. If this
happens, you may have to go into hospital for a complete bed rest and treatment. This prevents a possible
infection and prepares your baby for possible premature birth.
If it`s any consolation
and you worry over your baby coming too soon, well my son was born 8 weeks early weighing 3lbs. He is now a
strapping 6ft fella, employed as a computer technician with several mathematician qualifications under his
They say good
things come in little packages and he is living proof, even after being kept in "SCBU" (Special Care Baby Unit)
for 14 days, because he could not maintain his temperature and never knew what is his mouth was for when it came
to feeding. The same guy eats me out of house and home now.
7. A sudden
increase in thirst accompanied by little or no urination can be a sign of dehydration or gestational
diabetes, which increases the risk of complications for you and your baby. There is no need to panic just
because you drank 3 glasses of water today. You will know what is meant by a sudden increase if it should happen
8. Painful or
burning urination accompanied by a temperature shivering and backache are normally clear signs of a
urinary tract infection.
vomiting where you constantly wretch more than two to three times a day.
vomiting can dehydrate and tire you out, although it won't harm your unborn baby. If you have severe
bouts of throwing up (hyperemesis gravidum) it may require you going into hospital.
dizziness and light headiness could be a sign of hunger. It is unhealthy to go without food when you
are pregnant. Low blood pressure can cause these symptoms.
lower abdominal pain on either or both sides means you could have pulled a ligament, or it may be a
sign of an ectopic pregnancy miscarriage and premature labour, a fibroid degenerating and bleeding into itself
or placental abruption.
13. Some babies
stay dormant for considerable periods of time because they are lazy, however if the unborn baby`s
movements slow down or cease for more than 24 hours after 21 weeks it could be that the infant is in
body itchiness late into pregnancy with or without jaundice, dark urine and pale stools are symptoms
normally connected to hepatitis or another liver-based problem, such as obstetric cholestasis
Baby is well cushioned
by the uterus and amniotic fluid so if you take a tumble it does not mean you have harmed your
Although we speak
of problem symptoms of pregnancy, it does not mean they are that bad that they cannot be
We have millions of
babies all over the globe who, you may bet, never came into the world quietly without giving mom some discomfort
or "worries" throughout them nine months.
All you need to worry
about now are the sleepless nights that lay ahead, that start from the day your child is born up until the day