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Itch all over…

If you have severe itching all over, particularly at night, you may have obstetric cholestasis (OC). OC is an uncommon pregnancy condition that affects the liver, and with it your urine may be dark and your poo may be of a lighter shade. You might also develop jaundice.

If you have mild itching you need not worry so much. Itching has been a common symptom of pregnancy for very long. Minor itching is isn’t abnormal as your skin stretches to contain your growing baby. However, if you experience intense itching, it is best to get it checked out, especially if the itching gets worse at night and centralises on the soles of your feet and the palms of your hands.

In 2013, a study led by Professor Williamson at Imperial College London found that severe OC triples the risk of stillbirth, and in very severe cases, the risk of stillbirth is nine times higher than a normal pregnancy.

I fell and hit my belly!!

Falls or blows aren’t 100% fatal, but contact your doctor during that day and explain what happened. If you missed a step on the stairs and hurt your bottom,there shouldn’t be anything wrong. Your baby is protected by your uterus and amniotic fluid.

In uncommon cases complications might happen. If you notice contractions, leaking fluid, or any bleeding, call your doctor right away, or go to your nearest accident and emergency department.

I have vaginal bleeding!

Very light bleeding without pain is not uncommon when you are in the early stages of pregnancy. It may be breakthrough bleeding, during which hormones that drive your menstrual cycle continue strongly enough to cause light bleeding. However, it might mean something serious, like…

Risk of miscarriage:

Bleeding might be a sign of a miscarriage. About a half of the women who bleed in pregnancy eventually miscarry, but that doesn’t automatically mean that if you’re bleeding you’ve lost the baby , if you don’t experience other symptoms , such as strong cramps and tissue passing the vagina.

In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the embryo might implant inside the fallopian tube, and if it keeps growing, it might burst. The fallopian tube bursting is life threatening to the mother. Thankfully, this only happens in about 2% of pregnancies.

Abnormal bleeding in the late stages of pregnancy may be more significant, as it can signal a complication with the mother or baby. Call your doctor ASAP if you bleed in your 2nd or 3rdtrimester.

Rest assured that in the later stages of pregnancy heavy bleeding is rare. 

I just don’t feel right.

If somehow you just don’t feel like yourself, you’re not sure what is happening to you, just trust your gut feeling and call a doctor. If there’s a problem, you’ll be able to get help right away. If everything is okay, you’ll go home happy and reassured.

Don’t be afraid to contact your doctor. He/She probably expects to get calls like these, and should be happy to help. Your body is going through many changes that it’s sometimes difficult to know if what you’re experiencing is the norm, or something much more serious.

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