Last updated on April 27th, 2021

After you have conceived a baby, all you need is to keep it protected and in excellent health. But like all other things, this task is also easier said than done. A lot of care and precautions are required, especially in the first trimester, to keep your younger one healthy and safe. But, how will you know when to get alarmed. Not all conditions are severe, and sometimes it gets challenging to discriminate between a false alarm and a true one. So here are danger signs of pregnancy which, if you are experiencing , need immediate expert attention.

Bleeding (Common Symptom of Danger Signs of Pregnancy)

Danger Signs of Pregnancy Bleeding

Bleeding in the first trimester is not a good sign. However, doctors believe that a few spotting are normal and are caused not due to any problem with the embryo but other causes. Such bleeding is either pale red or brown, and you don’t need to worry about them except remain cautious about their occurrence. However, if the blood during bleeding is bright red, and you are experiencing heavy bleeding, it is a matter of concern. Medical experts believe that heavy bleeding or cramping with bleeding during the first trimester are signs of miscarriage and require immediate attention. Bleeding can also occur in the case of ectopic pregnancy, which is explained as a complication where the formation of the embryo is done outside the uterus in the Fallopian tube.

What To Do

If your bleeding is accompanied by abdominal pain, heavy bleeding, or cramps like you experience in times of your period, call your doctor immediately. You will be required to go through an ultrasound and some blood tests before knowing what could be the reason.

Vomiting And Nausea In Extremes

Although they may seem normal, vomiting and nausea in excessive amounts are a matter of concern. During your first trimester, due to hormonal changes in the body, most women face such problems. But if this vomiting and nausea are leaving you dehydrated or weight lost, it’s not acceptable.

What To Do

Call your doctor and ask for prescriptions. Normal electrolytes and medications are advised in such situations, but if you still don’t feel too good, get hospitalized to get treated for dehydration. Controlling excessive nausea is necessary to avoid dehydration and weight loss.

Danger Signs of Pregnancy
Extreme Vomiting


Catching flu is definitely a problem during pregnancy and especially in your first trimester. If you are running a high fever (above 101 degrees Fahrenheit), you need to worry. The reason for the fever is that you have caught some infection. This infection requires diagnosis because it might be dangerous for your baby. Some common infections during pregnancy are Toxoplasma, cytomegalovirus, and parvovirus. These infections can lead to problems like congenital deafness, and you don’t want that.

What To Do

If you have a high fever with other symptoms common in flu, like body ache etc., you can get yourself vaccinated before start pregnancy if possible. Otherwise, consult your doctor, and avoid further complications.

Danger Signs of Pregnancy
Mom complains fever

Itching Or Vaginal Discharge

In some cases, vaginal discharge is normal, but in some extreme cases where vaginal discharge is accompanied by itching, it could mean you are infected with something, and in most cases, these are STDs. Don’t consider these to be HIV; many other sexually transmitted diseases can harm your baby, although not in the way HIV does.

What To Do

Contact your gynecologist and get it treated before the condition harms your baby.

Burning Sensation During Urination Or Pain

These are signs of urinary tract infections and need to be treated as soon as possible. If it’s not treated, there could be a chance of pre-term birth or other infections of serious nature.

What To Do

Tell your doctor and get them treated. It will relieve your pain as well as will not affect your baby.

Swelling In Legs Or On One Side Of The Body

Although not very common, but this is caused due to a blood clot in the body. If the clot is in the leg, it will result in swelling of the area. If the clot is in the brain, it will lead to a headache. All these situations could be fatal and should be avoided during pregnancy.

What To Do

the condition arises in situations where you have a history of forming clots. So if you are one of those, tell your doctor in the beginning only to avoid them.

Chronic Diseases

If you are suffering from chronic illnesses in normal life like thyroid, diabetes, etc., you need to be cautious about these conditions. Any change needs to be noted and if the difference gets bigger, call your doctor immediately. If not taken care of on time, his condition can lead to serious repercussions.

What To Do

call your doctor and take immediate actions.

Although it may seem that so much needs to be taken care of during pregnancy, not all of us have to face these situations. For most of us, the pregnancy period is a smooth road. Just try and enjoy this period by remaining stress-free and healthy.

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