It is a beautiful feeling to see that stick indicate that you are pregnant. You are overwhelmed with joy and cannot really wait to share it with everyone. But after a couple of weeks you start feeling as if something is not right. Your intuition is telling you something might be going wrong. Miscarriage is very common during early stages of pregnancy and one should watch out for the warning symptoms.
Losing a baby is never easy, but if you watch out for the early warning signs, some kinds of miscarriages can be prevented. Though in many cases, there is nothing much to be done, being aware of these warning signs saves you a lot of physical and mental trauma.
Here Are Some Early Warning Signs Of Miscarriage:
Too Much Bleeding
There is a difference between vaginal bleeding and implantation bleeding. Remember that implantation bleeding is merely a bit of spotting and staining. It really is not very heavy, but can continue up to the 4th or 5th month of pregnancy in some cases. Heavy bleeding is one of the first indictions of natural abortion or miscarriage. If you are experiencing period like bleeding then it you should check with your gynaecologist immediately. In very early stages, bleeding post vaginal discharge then it could be an indication of a miscarriage that is already over.
Stomach cramping is fairly common during pregnancy and is not really something you should worry about if it is bearable and in short sessions. But if cramping is associated with bleeding or is very intense, then it could be warning sign. In such cases, an ultrasound may be done to check on the baby and needed measures are undertaken. In women with low placentas, bed rest might be prescribed. Too much cramping is associated with moral or ectopic pregnancy too. If you feel that shooting pains in the stomach area are more than normal, it is best to check with the emergency room for needed action.
Too Much Nausea And Vomiting
Excessive vomiting and nausea indicate that something is wrong with the stomach. A fair bit of morning sickness is common for all women and can last all day long. But there is a limit to the same. With such loss of fluids, you tend to dehydrate, which in the long run could lead to miscarriages because of poor health. Excessive nausea also indicates inherent problems in the pregnancy.
Sudden Stop Of Pregnancy Symptoms
If you had no nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, etc. from day one, then you have nothing to worry about and sure are lucky. But women who had these symptoms and they suddenly ended, then you have to check with your doctor. In many cases, all of these symptoms going away during the first trimester could mean trouble. It could mean that the foetus has stopped growing or even indicate other problems like miscarriage. Other symptoms like stomach bloating, enhanced smell, feeling of tiredness, etc. all go away too.
Some women may experience no bleeding or other symptoms but there could be some tissue like discharge from the vagina. At times, these tissues could be the placenta and foetal tissue, which has stopped growing inside, but you were not aware of it. This usually happens along with any of the above symptoms. The tissues are discharged from the body naturally and then you will get your periods. So watch out for signs of tissue and vaginal discharge, which is fairly common during the very early stages of pregnancy.