What Pregnancy Complications Should I Be Aware of in My First Trimester?
There are three primary pregnancy complications in the first trimester:
- Miscarriage is a common pregnancy complication of the first trimester. Because ectopic or tubal pregnancies can have the same symptoms as miscarriage, you should notify your physician if you have bleeding, severe pain and cramping. Note that bleeding or spotting can be common and not a cause for concern during the first trimester, but if it gets heavier and doesnï¿½t stop, contact your doctor.
- Ectopic pregnancy happens when the egg is fertilized in the fallopian tubes or elsewhere outside the uterus. Though it isnï¿½t common, it can pose a danger to your life. Though an ectopic pregnancy often feels like a regular pregnancy, it can cause pregnancy complications such as abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, lightheadedness or dizziness. You may feel shoulder pain caused by bleeding that affects your diaphragm. Call your doctor immediately if you suspect an ectopic pregnancy.
- href="http://www.parentsconnect.com/pregnancy/health/pregnancy-symptoms/pregnancy-morning-sickness/"target="_blank">Morning Sickness is a common pregnancy complication where you feel nauseous ï¿½ and not necessarily just in the morning. Sometimes, morning sickness comes with vomiting as well. It generally starts around six weeks and lets up in the second trimester. Odors and food can make your morning sickness feel worse.
Generally, morning sickness is more of a nuisance than a severe pregnancy complication, but you should be concerned about dehydration if you experience decreased urination, weight loss and inability to tolerate even fluids. If you experience any of these more severe symptoms, contact your doctor.