Becoming a mother is the best thing that any woman can experience. It’s the most wonderful feeling no doubt. But what about the unplanned pregnancy, the stress it gives and the tough decision-making process.
Unplanned pregnancy could be the result of wrong use of contraceptive methods or contraceptive failures. This could lead to medical abortion, a tough decision for any woman. But it is a wise choice to make.
Not every woman takes the decision of medical abortion, some do go forward with the pregnancy, and then after giving birth suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is not good for the mother as well as the baby. Making wise decisions is necessary.
When you are pregnant, you experience a plethora of things. From morning sickness to cravings to weight gain to the best glow you will ever get. These symptoms are normal and could be uncomfortable but if severe, could be of major concern.
Let’s look at 10 pregnancy symptoms that you should call your doctor about.
Feeling nauseated during pregnancy is very normal. Every woman goes through the phase of morning sickness, there’s nothing unusual. But if it is severe, as in you are puking continuously, you should consult your doctor about it. Constant vomiting could mean you are suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – a condition that leaves you dehydrated and could be risky if not treated on time.
Tiredness is normal during pregnancy. But if you are extremely tired it could be a sign that you are suffering from anemia. Anemia, is a condition that occurs when your body is low on red blood cells and is not getting enough oxygen. Resulting in shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
In the later stages of pregnancy when the baby starts growing, it kicks you from inside causing little cramps to the body. But if the pain is rigid then you should immediately consult your doctor. Painful cramping could be the signal that your placenta is not in good condition or there’s a problem with the natural progression of your baby, which could sometimes lead to miscarriage.
During pregnancy, you might experience a slight increase and decrease in blood pressure, which is completely normal. But if there’s a sudden increase in blood pressure, along with blurred vision and swelling, then you may be suffering from preeclampsia, which could be very risky for a woman.
This situation usually leads to premature delivery, and the baby has to be kept under medical supervision for a longer time than usual.
Around 20-30% of women in the early stages of pregnancy experience blood spotting to some degree. In the first two weeks of pregnancy, the bleeding could be due to the implantation of fertilized eggs in the lining of the uterus. Other reasons could be UTIs or infections caused due to sexual intercourse.
6. No Fetal Movement
At the later stages of pregnancy, it is common for a baby inside your body to move frequently. It starts kicking and you feel the mini cramps. Every pregnant woman experiences this. If you feel like your baby isn’t moving enough, and there is less fetal movement, you should ask your doctor about it.
Since the number of side effects and symptoms during pregnancy are major, you might think that fever is nothing to worry about. But if your fever is higher than 101°F, and no medicine works, consult your doctor immediately.
If you feel pain or a burning sensation while urinating, it could be a sign of UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Though UTI is treatable with antibiotics, it can become risky if left untreated. 1 in 10 women can experience UTI during pregnancy, this can recur even after pregnancy, so the treatment is a must.
If UTI is not treated properly, it can majorly affect your kidneys, increasing the chances of preterm birth, preeclampsia, and fetal growth restriction.
Vaginal discharge during pregnancy is very normal, not having any could be the problem. Healthy vaginal discharge is white in color and usually transparent, clean, and has no smell. But if you notice your vaginal discharge to have color (pink or yellow), or smell different it could be concerning. Make an appointment with your doctor and tell him about the issue.
You might sustain labor symptoms at the later stages of your pregnancy, usually after 30 weeks. You can endure around five contractions every five minutes or less in 1 hour. Because of this, your water can break, so it’s better to call your doctor before that happens so that you are already in the care of a professional.
Pregnancy is a period of 9 months, and in these 9 months you might experience many things, some good and some bad, it’s all part of the process. Sometimes an unplanned pregnancy could be a major problem for women as well as men, and they could decide on a medical abortion.
Raising a baby takes a lot of effort, not everyone can afford it in today’s time. So opting for medical abortion is nothing wrong if you have an unplanned pregnancy, you do not have to feel guilty about it.
Be it pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy, or medical abortion, make sure you are doing everything under a professional’s guidance.
Hello, I’m Irina Weindroff. Since I started working with AbortionPrivacy eight years ago, I’ve helped women on their path to living healthy lifestyles, addressed issues with reproductive health, and learned how to deal with the challenges of unintended pregnancies. I’m available for a brief and instructive talk if you are now dealing with any of these difficulties.