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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

From: First Trimester of Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

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

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

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

American Pregnancy Association: "Bleeding During Pregnancy."

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

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

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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