Health Concerns During Pregnancy Part 1

Part 1 of 2 parts.


There is nothing more stressful than to have something go wrong during pregnancy. It doesn’t matter if it is your first time being pregnant or your fourth.

There are many things to be concerned about during your pregnancy, but it is easier to cope with them when you know what they are and what to expect.  Here is a discussion of the most common ones to watch out for.


Stomach pain or cramping

During the pregnancy it may be hard to decipher the difference between a baby-related pain and an actual stomach pain/cramping. However, if you do get a pain of any sort, the best thing to do is rest.

After a few minutes, if it still hasn’t subsided, call your doctor and describe the pain to him.

Don’t worry about it if you find out you only had gas, or were having Braxton hicks contractions. At least you know everything is okay with pregnancy. It’s better to be safe than sorry.


Vaginal bleeding

This may also known as spotting. But there is a difference between actively bleeding and spotting.

Spotting is a light kind of bleeding, kind of like the early part or tail end of your period. The blood can be red, pink or even brown.

If you are bleeding actively like during your full period, or bleeding with any pain, call your doctor. If you can’t get a hold of your doctor, go immediately to the emergency room.

Bleeding can be caused by a number of things,  ranging from ectopic pregnancy, labor, infection or even miscarriage. Always let your doctor know, so everything can be ruled out, you’ll feel better too.


Continues in Health Concerns During Pregnancy Part 2


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