Pregnancy Complications – Don’t Ignore These Symptoms
Pregnancy is a beautiful phase for a woman. While most of you will go through this phase without any hiccups, there are pregnancy complications that you should be wary of. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned in the article, please talk to your doctor right away. Do remember that it’s best not to self medicate with over-the-counter drugs without first checking with your doctor.
Slight bleeding (popularly known as spotting) is common during early pregnancy. While it is common it could be an indication of the placenta not being strong. It’s better to call your doctor and explain the situation or even better to go and meet him just to be safe. This pregnancy complication should not be ignore.
Your body goes through a huge number of physical and mental changes during pregnancy. Being tired or feeling dizzy is quite common. But if your vision gets blurry often and if this is combined with other symptoms such as abdominal pain and headaches, it could be a sign of preeclampsia. So, do visit your doctor and explain your condition.
Pregnancy is a time when your immunity might be lower than usual and you will be more prone to fevers and body aches. If your fever persists for over 24 hours, do see your doctor as simple viral fevers could become severe during pregnancy.
As the skin at your belly region stretches, it will start feeling itchy. Even the pregnancy hormones go rogue sometimes causing itchiness and rashes all over the body. Though in most cases it is not dangerous, if the redness & itchiness persists despite moisturisers, it is better that you see your doctor. In extremely rare cases it could be an indication of a liver disorder that can lead to pre-term labor.
RAPID WEIGHT GAIN
It is a fact that the baby gains the maximum weight only in the last trimester and that is the time you will see the maximum weight gain in yourself. If you find that you are gaining more weight than what is advised by the doctor, it could be a sign of preeclampsia. Below is a chart that will help you understand normal weight gain that is advised by doctors.
SWOLLEN FACE, HANDS & FEET
It is common to have water retention during pregnancy and this causes puffiness or swelling. But any sudden puffiness especially in the face could again be a sign of preeclampsia. If you feel that you are puffier than normal, visit the doctor to rule out any complications.
SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN
While aches and pains are a part of even healthy pregnancies, a severe abdominal pain is something to be very vary of. It could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
BURNING SENSATION WHILE PEEING
Pain or burning sensation during peeing, unexpected high fevers are all possible symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections. UTIs during pregnancy can be dangerous for the baby. Read our article on precautions to prevent UTIs. You can use Maternity Hygiene Panties from Morph that are anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-odour. They help prevent UTIs.
The purpose of this article is not to put fear in you, but to make you aware of possible pregnancy complications during pregnancy. It is important that especially during pregnancy you don’t ignore any symptoms that you would otherwise. Do read our article on precautions to take during pregnancy and you can learn about good pregnancy diet here.
At Morph Maternity, we strive to make pregnant & new moms feel beautiful, comfortable & safe. We wish you all a safe pregnancy.