Feeling sometimes uncomfortable during your pregnancy is nothing abnormal. Most women go through that at some point in time of the gestation period. That said there are symptoms for which it is preferable to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you have any of these symptoms, don’t wait for the next prenatal visit, just go see a professional and find out what is really going on.
Vomiting and Severe nausea
A lot of women who are bearing a baby may experience some level of nausea and even vomit from time to time. There is no real cause for alarm in most cases but when the nausea gets severe it is better to see a doctor. Nausea can affect your eating habits and that in turn can affect the health of the baby. If you don’t eat well the baby may suffer the consequences. By seeing a doctor and explaining what you are going through he may suggest some medication that can help deal with the condition.
If you find yourself bleeding during the pregnancy, don’t think twice about it, rush to the hospital. There are many things that can cause bleeding but whatever the case, it is always a serious issue. In the first few months, bleeding may occur as a result of miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. If the bleeding occurs rather at the later stages of the pregnancy, that may be a sign of placental abruption. Only doctors can assist in any of those cases.
How active is the baby over time
As the baby grows in your womb, he becomes more active. You, as a mother can feel it because he may kick your belly from time to time. That is how you know he is doing well. There are situations where after a while you notice that the fetus does not seem as active as he used to. That may not necessarily indicate something wrong but you need to watch out. If for more than 2 hours the baby doesn’t seem to move you might want to contact a doctor who can used specialized instruments to check out what is going on with the baby.
Early contractions during the last 3 months
As you get to the end of the 3rd trimester you know the baby is about to come out. Your body will start experiencing contractions but that may get confusing for a first time mom who might think that the time has come to deliver. There is such a thing a false labor. They are non-rhythmic and they do not increase in intensity. Just to avoid confusion if you are not sure of what kind of contraction you are going through, just call your doctor and let him know about it. He should be able to tell if you need to come to the hospital of if it’s just a false alarm.
Your water breaks
Of course if your water breaks, it is preferable to go to the hospital immediately. But how can you be so sure. Some women mistakenly take their own urine for water. It can be that the enlarged uterus is putting pressure on the bladder and that results in urine leakage. To be sure you can first go to the bathroom and empty your bladder. If after that the leaking continues, it is definitely not urine, you have broken your water, go to the hospital.
Always remember to keep in touch with your doctor during the whole period of the pregnancy.