12 Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy

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Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy (1)
Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy (1)
Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy (1)
Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy (1)
Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy (1)
Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy (1)

The post isn’t intended to scare anyone, but if you’re pregnant first-time then it’s natural you may be wondering what symptoms require you to put up your cell phone and call your doctor or midwife, There are so many symptoms associated with pregnancy that should never be ignored.

First-time pregnancy can be worrying but the most caring time for women. Our body goes through a lot of changes in many different ways and sometimes it can be hard to know what’s happening. is normal or abnormal.

While lots of discomfort and anxiety you may be experiencing, that’s just part of growing a life inside you. Changes like the movement of the baby kicking inside our womb, our craving for the food which we never before even tasted… these should be ignored as they are normal changes.

12 Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy

I am listing here all unobvious changes “Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy” at any cost. If you face any of these, it’s important to seek medical assistance and get it checked out. It is to be said, ‘Prevention is better than cure’.

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1. Bleeding


Spotting is common in early pregnancy but vaginal bleeding should never be ignored. It alarms you that a call your pregnancy team and gets help ASAP. Bleeding can be defined as different things throughout pregnancy. If you spot bleeding during pregnancy, you’ll probably freak out a little bit – but don’t worry a tinge of blood is not a big deal, might just be the recent sex which has irritated your cervix.

But continue bleeding with abdominal pain and menstrual-like pain is a serious matter. It may be the sign of something like – miscarriage, placental abruption, so make sure you don’t take it for granted. Call a midwife or contact your gynecologist any time you have bleeding. Don’t forget “In your third trimester, say NO to sex”.

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2. Abdominal pain


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Some aches and pain are to be expected during pregnancy as your baby is getting bigger day by day. Your muscles and ligaments are doing a lot of stretching. So the aches and the pain is normal in pregnancy.

But if you feel unbearable pain accompanied by bleeding, without wasting a single second, pick up the phone or take the help of your neighbors and call for your doctor. In the later stages of pregnancy, heavy bleeding is uncommon.

3. Massive fluid leaking from the vagina


If you are having a massive leakage of fluid through your vagina, for instance, you are passing urine and can’t control it, means your water has broken early. Immediately contact your midwife or doctor to check on your baby’s health. If there is an infection, your doctor will give you the proper treatment.

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4. Swelling on the body:

Oh my god! Every part of your body getting bigger and bigger, maybe swelling expected there. Always pay close attention to your body and face. Is there any puffiness in your face and your hands, nothing to worry about?

During pregnancy, your body produces more blood and body fluids to meet the need of your developing baby. Swelling is normal, caused by the extra blood and fluid. This swelling is also called edema and is experienced in your hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet.

But if there is more than a little swelling, it could be a sign of preeclampsia, aka pregnancy-included hypertension. Severe pain and sudden swelling in the hands and feet need early detection so that both of you(baby and you) can be monitored closely. Make a call to your doctor if you see more swelling.

Here are some helpful tips to manage the swelling during pregnancy:-

  • Rest with your feet elevated.
  • Drink more water which helps to flush the body and reduce water retention.
  • Avoid high heels and wear sneakers or comfy shoes
  • Avoid outdoor activities when it is hot
  • Don’t stand for a long time and most importantly, talk to your doctor or midwife and get more good suggestions.

5. Rapid weight gain


Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy

No, it is nothing you should worry about. It is usual to gain weight during pregnancy but if you’re gaining more than four to five pounds per week. Then it could be a sign of preeclampsia. Excessive weight gain can create a variety of health problems.

It is right for you to receive appropriate counseling from your doctor on how to maintain your weight during pregnancy. You can control your weight by morning and evening walk after your meal. But always stroll and take small steps.

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6. Feeling thirst and dry mouth


Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy

We feel thirst during pregnancy because of our hormones, especially estrogen but for a good reason. Your body needs more fluid as your blood circulation increases dramatically when you are pregnant.

But if you are feeling a sudden urge to consume excessive water that means it is not normal.

If you see your wee dark yellow instead of the usual light-yellow color, then it may be a sign of dehydration. In pregnancy, we need to drink more fluid which keeps us hydrated.

The very next problem is if you’re feeling sudden thirst and your weeing more than usual it may be a sign of gestational diabetes.

Gestational diabetes can increase complications so make a call to your midwife or your gynecologist and get some of their excellent advice to get rid of dehydration.

6. About Baby’s movement


</figureUsually, a baby’s movements are a sign of its wellbeing. Our baby is just like us. When we get sick, we are less active and the same goes for our baby if they are not well, they make fewer movements.

The mother can only detect the changes in her baby’s movement. During pregnancy mothers monitor baby’s movements, we are quite a fetish about it, are we not? Some babies are more active during the night, the other, during the daytime.

Suppose, your baby is always active in the evening time but today, he is kicking less than usual. This sudden change starts worrying about you.

You should immediately contact your midwife or doctor. They will help you to monitor your precious one’s movements.

7. Cramps during pregnancy

Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy

Cramps during the pregnancy period are normal, but abdominal cramps are abnormal. Abdominal cramps mean something serious. You could be overexerting yourself, you could have some indigestion.

Don’t panic, just call your midwife and get advice for your problem. Try not to eat heavy food these days. Occasionally if you have severe cramps that means you need medical attention.

8. Continuous Back Pain

Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy

Do you have continuous back pain that just doesn’t quit? It is necessary for you to visit your gynecologist. The doctor can check you to make sure if it is just the pain because of your pregnancy and is not any sign of kidney or bladder infection, ovary cyst or preterm labor.

In pregnancy, always try to get support while sitting down or standing up. Also, give your hands support to your baby bump, always keep your baby bump gently by your hand’s support when you’re tossing and turning while sleeping.

Don’t watch any scary movies or adventure movies while sleeping. Keep your mind and heart, calm and happy all the time. These tiny acts “Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy”, help your baby grow well.

9. Abnormal Discharge and Fluid Loss


In the last weeks of your pregnancy, your discharge from the vagina may contain a line of thick mucus with blood, this is a sign that your body is standing to prepare for the labor pain and your baby’s birth.

The fact is that vaginal discharge works as a lubricant to keep the vagina clean and also prevents the vagina from any sort of infection. Pregnancy hormones bring many changes like odor, color, and consistency of discharge.

Its color may change to a white smooth creamy consistency from clear mucus.

Increased discharge is a normal part of pregnancy. But keep an eye on it. If it is blood-colored, it smells strange or you feel itchy or sore down your vagina, which means you have some kind of vaginal infection.

Visit your doctor ASAP. Your doctor can treat this infection efficiently. Take prescribed medicine and you’ll feel better. Don’t take any thrush medicines on your own, it might create problems for you.

10. Fever


fever is never good during pregnancy. If fever is caused due to the viral illness, hydration is usually cured. But if some kind of bacteria or virus causes the fever then an antibiotic is often needed with a doctor’s prescription.

Pregnant women should never take ibuprofen or aspirin. Always be hygienic. Stay away from sick people. Try to make a healthy environment. Always do the activities which make you happy.

11. Itching during pregnancy


Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy

Mild itching in pregnancy is common. Nothing to worry about mild itching because during pregnancy our blood supply is increased. As your pregnancy progresses and your baby bump grows, the skin of your abdomen stretches out. This may cause itching.

Remember one thing, if you scratch when you feel itchy, you’ll leave marks on your abdomen, breasts, and thighs. Rub lotion or powder on to alleviate the itchiness.

If you have severe itching particularly on your feet and palms, it can be a symptom of cholestasis. It is a liver disease and can affect the growth of your baby or this itch is because of PUPPP (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and plaques of pregnancy).

So, be serious and let know your midwife or your gynecologist about your itching and get proper treatment.

12. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) during pregnancy


UTI also called bladder infection. UTI is a bacterial inflammation in the urinary tract. During pregnancy, as the uterus grows its weight can block the drainage of urine from the bladder resulting in an infection.

  • Pain and burning sensation while urinating
  • Urine passes through mucus or blood
  • Cramps or pain in the lower abdomen
  • When bacteria spread to kidneys you may experience back pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting

The sign of UTI are:-

Waking up from sleep every hour to urinate. Uti in pregnancy if left untreated may cause complications… so, it is essential for mamas to inform their doctor and gets well soon with the prescribed medicines.

Here I listed all that I faced during my pregnancy. All you gorgeous mamas, don’t panic, Be strong. These problems only make you strong enough to get your gorgeous one. In the post “Things you should never ignore in Pregnancy”, help other mums by sharing your experience in the comment section. Till then,

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