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Understanding Pregnancy Discomforts -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Pregnancy Discomforts?

Women can expect some or all of these changes in a normal pregnancy:

symptoms of pregnancy discomforts


Call Your Doctor About Pregnancy Discomforts If:

  • You have severe nausea and vomiting, dehydration, a persistent rapid heartbeat, or pale, dry skin; you may have hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
  • You have vaginal spotting or bleeding; you may be having a miscarriage or serious placental complication.
  • You have sudden weight gain over a few days, severe headache, or blurred vision; you may have developed preeclampsia, a form of high blood pressure that can endanger your health and the health of your baby.
  • You have a fever over 100° F and chills, backache, or blood in your urine; you may have a kidney infection or other infection.
  • After the fetus begins to move, you feel decreased or no movement for more than two hours; your baby may be experiencing fetal distress.
  • You feel wetness or a leaking of fluid, unlike normal vaginal secretions or urinary leakage; you may have ruptured membranes or leaking of amniotic fluid.


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Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on March 29, 2014

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