10 Danger Signs of Pregnancy You Should Consider

By Cynthia J. Simmons / December 8, 2016
10 danger signs of pregnancy

Pregnancy is the most wonderful time for any women in this world. Certainly, everyone always wants to have a safe pregnancy that they will get a healthy and smart baby. However, there are available risks which impact your baby during the 9-month stretch of your pregnancy. So, how can you protect and take care of your kid right in the womb? The priority thing you should do is realizing the danger symptoms in your pregnancy. The following is list of the most 10 danger signs of pregnancy you should never ignore.

1. Heavy bleeding during the first 2 months

Heavy bleeding and pelvic pain usually occur in the first 2 months of pregnancy, but it may be a signal of the ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterus instead - where it has enough space to grow, located in the fallopian tubes.

10 dangerous signs of pregnancy

Pregnant women must be careful of this because if you do not detect and treat it in time, the ectopic pregnancy may rupture and cause bleeding into the abdominal cavity, and it threats your own life.

2. Abdominal pain and bleeding

Abdominal pain accompanied by bleeding is a dangerous potential signal of miscarriage. This situation typically occurs before a woman knows that she is pregnant. Miscarriage may occur later than in the 20th week of pregnancy. In most of the cases, miscarriage is not preventable.

3. Stressed and depressed

stress during pregnancy

Regularly stressed and rueful are considered as the signals of the mental disorder occurring both during and after the pregnancy. Otherwise, there are numerous symptoms, including loss of temper, loss of appetite, feeling hopeless.

More seriously loss of control that want to hurt others or even her own baby, extremely harmful to the health and the mood of mother and baby. Once suffering from the depression, it is very hard to cure and may leave the long-lasting consequences for both mother and baby.

4. Thirst and frequent urination

Gestational diabetes usually occurs in 3 months of the middle of the pregnancy and is caused by insulin the mother's body produced is not enough insulin. The symptoms include starvation, thirst, frequent urination and fatigue.

5. Vaginal bleeding accompanied by cramps

When a pregnant woman gets the vaginal bleeding accompanied by abdominal pain, cramps, and pain in the uterus, this is more likely to be placental abruption that the placenta separates from the uterus lining.

In this case, the placental abruption interrupts the transmission of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and causes severe bleeding which adversely affects the pregnant mother's health. In the mild cases, the mother just gets bed rest.

However, if more than a half of the placental abruption is out of the womb, you may give a premature birth.

6. High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a signals of early toxemia or pre-eclampsia. Some symptoms usually occur from the week twenty of the pregnancy with high blood pressure, blurred vision, headache, stomach pain. Normally, the only treatment is giving premature birth.

high pressure during pregnancy

There is no difficulty if the fetus is 37 weeks old, thus, when the fetus is too small, doctors usually treat by giving the patient bed rest and use lower blood pressure medications that are surely bad for the pregnant mother and her fetus.7.

7. Nausea, vomiting more than usual

nausea during pregnancy

Vomiting too much means that women no longer keep anything in the stomach. The situation has become dangerous when you cannot eat or drink anything, you are easier at the risk of the malnutrition, and nutritional deficiency or dehydration so that lead to some severe complications such as premature birth or fetal malformation. So, you have to see the doctor as serious vomiting.

There will be a safe treatment that your doctor will advise you to control vomiting. You can get an appropriately change in the foods to reduce vomiting. Vomiting cure helps your body have enough essential nutrients for both mother and baby.

8. Itching

Body itching, especially in the abdomen, palms and toes, associated with jaundice is the syndrome of the cholestatic liver. It is very dangerous that can cause fetal asphyxia, premature birth, stillbirth or postpartum hemorrhage. The doctor advises you not to be subjective if catching the itching during pregnancy.

9. The significantly decrease in fetal movements

What is happening with the baby, is very "active" in the womb, suddenly take fewer movements. That may cause by lacking oxygen and nutrients from the placenta. So, how do you recognize this?

less fetal movements during pregnancy

There are some ways to help you identify that your baby is in trouble in your womb. You take a little bit of cold water, or eat something and lie on the side to check whether your baby is moving or not.

It does not define exactly how many times of the movement is good for the baby, but in general, women should make available a boundary and observe the baby is moving more or less than usual. Likewise, you can count the movements of your baby regularly. Commonly, the baby kicks about 10 times in your womb in 2 hours, so you should see the doctor if you count less than normal.

10. Oligohydramnios

Amniotic sac contains highly nutritious to protect and support the development of your baby. Oligohydramnios appears when the fluid remaining in the amniotic sac is too low. Approximately, 4% of pregnant women have diagnosed oligohydramnios at the first stages of pregnancy, most commonly for the last 3 months.

There are different reasons for this state, but it is mainly caused by the amniotic fluid leakage. For other circumstances, the mother suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure or lupus also makes some abnormalities for her fetus.

And, oligohydramnios leads to the abnormalities of the fetal urinary system because the fetus swallows the amniotic fluid, but not discharged so that the process of regenerating the amniotic fluid is depleted. Oligohydramnios is also one of the reasons of delayed birth.

Oligohydramnios makes the operation of the fetus in amniotic restricted, increase the number of birth defects and malnutrition. The mother needs to timely treat the gynecological diseases, concurrently take the rest, reduce physical activities and drink enough water every day.

Final Thoughts

Children are precious gifts for parents. The mother must undergo the hard pregnancy, and to give the baby a healthy and happy life in the future and avoid the unfortunate things happened to both mother and baby, the pregnant women should pay special attention to these abnormalities of the health, the mood, and the daily living. Hope that these above knowledge make your pregnancy periods become less difficult.

About the author

Cynthia J. Simmons

Hi there, my name is Cynthia. I am a 34-year-old. I love reading, travelling, kids story, and exchaning knowledge of taking care children. To get in touch you can email us [email protected]

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