Pregnancy Problems during First Trimester
The first trimester can be the most sensitive time that a pregnant woman goes through. During this time, there are many warning signs that women should keep an eye out for. If any of these are seen during the course of a pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, medical attention will be necessary.
One main concern that can sometimes be seen during the first trimester is vaginal bleeding. While some spotting may be normal, heavy bleeding could be a sign that an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage is taking place. Normally, this heavy bleeding is coupled with cramping or lower abdominal pain as well.
Another issue to look for is excessive vomiting and nausea. While morning sickness is common during the first trimester, severe vomiting can lead to dehydration. A good rule of thumb is to talk to your doctor if you haven’t been able to keep fluids down for more than 12 hours. A high fever can also be a danger sign.
Finally, if you notice vaginal discharge, itching or pain while urinating, you should talk to your doctor. This could be a sign that an infection is in place that needs to be treated. Usually, these infection can be treated easily with no effect on the pregnancy.
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