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Problems during pregnancy

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Problems during PregnancyThere can be quite a few things that cause problems during pregnancy. In the nine months of pregnancy, changes occur in a woman’s body that make her frequently to ask what is normal and what is not and whether you should consult with their obstetrician. For some mothers the slightest pain is cause for panic and visit the doctor’s office. At the other extreme are women who ignore potentially dangerous symptoms, considering them as a normal part of pregnancy. In fact distinguish dangerous from the normal signals of pregnancy is sometimes difficult even for specialists. So when in doubt, always better to consult your doctor.
Bleeding
One of the biggest problems during pregnancy can be bleeding from the vagina which can mean many different things. For example: if you bleed heavily and are experiencing severe pain and cramps in the abdomen during the first trimester, it may be a symptom of ectopic pregnancy. Tubal (ectopic) pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg is implanted outside the uterus. The condition can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Major bleeding accompanied by cramping, can be a sign of threatened abortion in the first or early second quarter. During the third trimester of pregnancy the same symptoms may be caused by detachment of the placenta from the underlying uterine lining. Regardless of the type and severity of bleeding during pregnancy, it is a symptom that should not be overlooked lightly and requires medical attention – the experts are unanimous. They call if you notice blood in the vagina, can not wait, and to consult as early as possible with a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.
Severe nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting may be part of a normal pregnancy are one of the problems during pregnancy that cause worry for the expectant mother. However, they must be addressed, especially if they interfere with your normal diet. In these cases the risk of dehydration and deficiency of nutrients is increased and can be are a serious threat to both mother and fetus.
Baby activity decreased significantly
Among the problems during pregnancy that cause pregnant mums is when the baby does not move as actively as it has which may mean that it is not receiving enough oxygen and nutrients from the placenta. But how do you know that?  A relatively safe and effective test is to have drink a cold drink or eat something, then  lie on one side to provoke the fetus to move. Although there is no optimal or critical number of movements you should generally feel an average of 10 or more kicks in two hours. If you are still worried call a doctor for more help.
Early in the third quarter contractions
Contractions can be a symptom of premature birth and can be a major one of the problems during pregnancy. There are so-called real and false contractions that often mislead expectant mothers. False, also known as Braxton Hicks (Braxton-Hicks) contractions are unpredictable, irregular and do not increase in power and intensity. They will disappear within an hour of taking  fluids. In contrast, real contractions get stronger and last longer and be. Council of specialists is not risk if you suspect that something wrong is become a pattern, when this is happening  it is time to consult a doctor.
Constant and severe headaches, abdominal pain, visual disturbances, and swelling in the second and third trimesters
These symptoms may be caused by a condition called preclampsia. It is characterized by high blood pressure and elevated protein in urine and usually develops after the 20th week of pregnancy. Preclampsia is dangerous and must be treated promptly.

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