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What are red flag symptoms during your first trimester of pregnancy?

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Any of these symptoms could be a sign that something is seriously wrong with your pregnancy. Don't wait for your prenatal visit to talk about it. Call your doctor right away if you experience:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Significant bleeding
  • Severe dizziness
  • Rapid weight gain or too little weight gain

SOURCES:

Bayley, T.M. Appetite, February 2002; vol 38:pp. 45-51.

Ratcliffe S.D., Baxley, E.G., Cline, M.K., Sakornbut, E.L., eds., Family Medicine Obstetrics, third edition, Philadelphia, Mosby Elsevier, 2008.

Townsend Jr., C.M., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B.M., Mattox, K.L., Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed., Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier; 2007.

Gabbe, S.G., Niebyl, J.R., Simpson, J.L., eds., Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 5th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2007.

American Pregnancy Association: "Bleeding During Pregnancy."

Lee, J. Nutrition Research, July 2004, vol 24: pp 531-540.

Deutchman, M. American Family Physician, June 1, 2009; vol 79: pp 985-992, pp 993-994.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 16, 2020

SOURCES:

Bayley, T.M. Appetite, February 2002; vol 38:pp. 45-51.

Ratcliffe S.D., Baxley, E.G., Cline, M.K., Sakornbut, E.L., eds., Family Medicine Obstetrics, third edition, Philadelphia, Mosby Elsevier, 2008.

Townsend Jr., C.M., Beauchamp, R.D., Evers, B.M., Mattox, K.L., Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed., Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier; 2007.

Gabbe, S.G., Niebyl, J.R., Simpson, J.L., eds., Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 5th ed. Philadelphia, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2007.

American Pregnancy Association: "Bleeding During Pregnancy."

Lee, J. Nutrition Research, July 2004, vol 24: pp 531-540.

Deutchman, M. American Family Physician, June 1, 2009; vol 79: pp 985-992, pp 993-994.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 16, 2020

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