Simply Nerdy Mom: Pregnancy Warning Signs to Look Out For

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Pregnancy Warning Signs to Look Out For


Being pregnant is a wonderful, joyous thing, but it can also be quite worrying. You want your baby to be safe and well before he or she puts in an appearance, so you worry about every little thing and it rarely helps! 

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Instead of worrying for no reason, it’s a good idea to know what the most common pregnancy warning signs are so you can look out for them without worrying about nothing...

Bleeding

Sometimes, pregnant women bleed and it’s nothing to worry about, but it could also be the sign of an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, which is why you should get it checked out by a doctor.

High levels of nausea and vomiting

Morning sickness is a common and usually harmless part of being pregnant, particularly in your first trimester. However, it can pose a risk if it is excessive and if it gets in the way of you living a healthy life and keeping food down, in which case it could be hyperemesis, and that could cause severe dehydration if left untreated.

Changes to your vision

If you experience changes to your vision, such as it becoming blurred or seeing flashing lights, you should speak to your physician because it is one of several signs of preeclampsia. You should take particular note if you also feel dizzy, experience stomach pain or have high blood pressure.

High temperature

A high temperature in pregnancy could signify an infection. If your temp goes above 37.5°C and it doesn’t go down after medication, you should contact your doctor.

Leg pain

Cramps in your legs and calves are common and nothing to worry about, but if the pain is severe, it could be a warning sign that you have deep vein thrombosis, especially if your legs are also swollen.

A burning sensation

If you experience a burning sensation when you pee, it could indicate that you have a UTI. Usually, UTIs are nothing to worry about and can be easily treated, but they have been linked to an increased risk of premature labor, so the sooner you get it treated, the better.


Abdomen pain

Pain in the abdomen is something you should always take seriously when you’re pregnant. It could be nothing, but it could also be a symptom o ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, and you really do need to be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible. 

Reduced movement

If you notice that your baby is not moving around as much as usual, try not to panic, but do get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. Some babies just don’t move around as much but decreased movement could also indicate that your baby has become distressed and getting treatment as soon as possible is advisable.


If you are worried about anything at all in your pregnancy, don’t worry about wasting time and seek help. It’s better to be safe and sorry and your doctor is the best person to check out your symptoms and get you the help you need.


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