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Signs of High Risk Pregnancy

In one of my articles, I remember mentioning about pregnancy as being a part of womanhood. But any pregnant woman would not like to have a high-risk pregnancy, which is pregnancy that is at risk of many complications and that needs special medical attention. As much as I don’t like anyone I know to have a risky pregnancy, it is something that cannot be avoided. The best course of action if it happens is to seek medical attention.

But how would you know that you have a risky pregnancy? Before you get too carried out planning for pregnancy announcement ideas, first ask yourself, am I having a normal pregnancy? Perhaps, it could be a risky pregnancy. Here are some signs of risky pregnancy to watch out for:

Bleeding

What other women think of as period while pregnant may already be a sign of a risky pregnancy. If you are heavily bleeding and are suffering from abdominal pain that is more like menstrual cramps during your first trimester, it could indicate an ectopic pregnancy which is life-threatening to the mother. It could also be a sign of a miscarriage. On the other hand, if you feel these symptoms during your third trimester, it may be a sign of placental abruption, a case when the placenta is separated from the lining of the uterus. Whichever is your case, any bleeding during pregnancy should be a cause for alarm and for immediate medical attention.

Early Contractions

Early contraction when it is not yet your due date is a possible sign of preterm labor. This is different from false labor which in non-rhythmic and unpredictable and could subside in an hour. Early contraction is rhythmic with durations of ten minutes apart or even less. If you are experiencing this problem, go to the emergency room immediately because your doctor may still be able to stop the labor.

Severe Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are normal among pregnant women. But if your vomiting becomes severe, it could eventually lead to dehydration, which in turn can harm the baby. If you are experiencing severe nausea or vomiting or you are throwing up more than you are taking in, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

Baby’s Inactivity

If you used to feel your baby kicking and doing some moves inside your tummy but now seemed to have lost his energy, it may or may not be normal. Generally, unborn babies who already start to move should make at least ten kicks in two hour. If your baby makes less, it should prompt you to visit your doctor.

A Persistent Severe Headache and Abdominal Pain

These symptoms coupled with swelling and visual disturbances during your third trimester could be an indication of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a potentially fatal condition marked by excessive protein in the urine and high blood pressure. If you have this condition, visit your doctor right away.

Pregnancy is about keeping yourself and your baby safe. If you are suffering from any of the above-mentioned symptoms, it could possible put your life and that of your baby at risk. Don’t let that happen. Call emergency or go to your doctor immediately.

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