Pregnancy is an important emotional and physical phase in a woman's life, and it is quite essential for her to take proper care in order to ensure proper health of herself as well as the baby. However, no pregnancy is without any problems, and it is necessary to deal with them at the earliest in order to avoid future complications.
It is quite normal for women to get nervous when some slight changes occur in their body. In such cases, it is important for her,or at least her partner, to stay calm and support her.
This is quite common in the first trimester of the pregnancy. Bleeding along with cramping is one of the signs of a possible miscarriage, but the causes are more often quite harmless, like cervical polyps, or breaking of the mucus plug sealing the cervix.
In any case, contact the doctor when bleeding occurs to rule out any danger.
Most women experience random contractions of the uterus after the 24th week of pregnancy. These are unlike labor contractions, which occur at regular intervals i.e. 10 minutes.
The random contractions are known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, and are harmless. However, time the contractions in any case, and contact the doctor or midwife immediately if the contractions are periodic.
Many women experience a heavy, aching feeling in the abdomen during the early stages of pregnancy. This normally occurs due to increased blood flow to the Pelvic organs, and is nothing to worry about.
Contact the doctor immediately if the cramping is only on one side
This is caused by hormonal changes which cause more fluid retention in the tissues. It is entirely unrelated to the amount of water and salt the mother consumes.
Contact the doctor immediately is there is sudden swelling and headache, especially after the 28th week.
Irregular vaginal discharge
This may be because of an infection, but more often than not, it is because of mucus discharge.
However, if the discharge burns, itches or has a foul smell, it may be an infection
In order to ensure a glitch-free pregnancy, it is important for the mother to have a good caregiver, who can support her emotionally as well as take proper care. Pregnancy is a delicate period for the mother, and improper management can lead to severe problems even after birth.
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"
MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.Read more [+]