All women should learn to recognize recognize the early warning signs of pregnancy. Part if this comes from knowing your body, and your own unique feelings during pregnancy, but the list below will help as well. Most women have few serious problems during pregnancy. Still, there are some distinct early warning signs of pregnancy, some important symptoms to be aware. Call your doctor if you experience any of the following danger signs:
Early Warning Signs of Pregnancy
- Vaginal bleeding (more than spotting)
- Extreme swelling of the face or fingers
- Severe abdominal pain
- Loss of fluid from the vagina, usually a gush of fluid, but sometimes a trickle or continuous flow
- Change in the baby’s movement or a lack of movement
- A high fever more than a hundred and one or chills
- Severe vomiting or an inability to keep food or liquid down
- Blurred vision
- Painful urination
- A headache that won’t go away or a severe headache
- An injury or accident that causes you concern about the well-being of your baby
If you experience any of the above the danger signs of pregnancy, call your doctor. One way to get to know your doctor better to ask his or her opinion about your concerns. Don’t be embarrassed to ask questions about anything, especially the first warning signs of pregnancy, where babies health may be at risk. Your doctor has probably heard it all before! They would rather know about your symptoms as early as possible, while they can be safely addressed. If these problems persist (above early danger signs of pregnancy) you may be referred to a Perinatologist. This is an obstetrician who has an additional 2 years or more in specialized training. These Specialists have experienced caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. They are more than prepared to diagnose and treat all the early warning signs of pregnancy. You may not have a high risk pregnancy now, however if problems develop with you (such as premature labor) or with your baby (such a spina bifida) you may be referred to a specialist for consultation and possible care. You may be able to return to your regular doctor for your delivery, assuming the early warning signs of pregnancy can be treated.
Many women are nervous or suffer anxiety because they don’t think they would recognize the first warning signs of pregnancy. Hopefully this list has helped! Keep the list handy and check back often. We continually update blog posts and create new categories. Watch your diet and weight to stay healthy and maintain a good relationship with your doctor. You may very well avoid the risks and early warning signs of pregnancy.