Pregnancy & Parenting

Warning Signs Of A Difficult Pregnancy

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The first trimester of pregnancy is the most crucial period. You are not even aware that you are pregnant till you are well into the second month of pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy then you have to be all the more careful about the early warning signs of a difficult pregnancy.

The most common symptoms of a normal pregnancy are morning sickness, discomfort, fatigue or nausea etc. The severity of the condition varies from person to person. The same person may experience different symptoms in each pregnancy.

Early warning signs of a difficult pregnancy are quite different from common symptoms of a normal pregnancy. They appear in the first trimester of pregnancy. Once you recognise the warning signs you should immediately consult your doctor to prevent complications in later stages of prenatal period.

Some Of The Early Warning Signs Of A Difficult Pregnancy Are Mentioned Below-

Bleeding

Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is quite common and it occurs during the implantation period. You may experience pink discharge from vagina if there is bleeding in early pregnancy. At this time the foetus is still in the process of planting itself in the uterus. In the first trimester placenta and uterus are also going through the attachment phase and there may be a sign of bleeding if they are not fully attached or the placenta is low lying.

In early pregnancy some women suffer from internal bleeding which can result in a miscarriage if immediate care is not taken. Any kind of abdominal cramps,dizziness or fatigue should not be ignored.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure in the first trimester is a warning sign of a difficult pregnancy. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is required throughout the prenatal period and one should follow a low salt diet and take other precautions as advised by the gynaecologist.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition when blood sugar level rise above normal in early pregnancy. It should be carefully treated with diet management and in some cases insulin shots are also required.

Anaemia

Iron demand of the body is increased at the onset of pregnancy and women who are already anaemic before they get pregnant become anaemic at the early stage of pregnancy. They feel extreme fatigue, weakness and dizziness.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Severe Nausea)

Nausea and morning sickness is common during early pregnancy but extreme nausea and vomiting is a warning sign of Hyperemesis Gravidarum in early pregnancy. In this case a pregnant woman is unable to digest anything and if untreated it can be life threatening for the mother.

She may suffer from dehydration, nutritional deficiency, high or low blood pressure, liver disorder or kidney disease. If not treated in time Hyperemesis Gravidarum may affect the growth of fetus and it can result in an early delivery or low birth weight of the baby. The early warning signs of pregnancy should not cause any worry but it should not be ignored or taken lightly. You must take adequate precautions and treatment after consulting with your gynecologist.

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