Pregnancy causes a number of changes to occur in a woman's body. A tiny human is growing inside of you, which means you are bound to experience some physical symptoms that are completely new to you — especially in the first few months. Although some of these changes are perfectly normal, there are others you might want to talk to your doctor about to make sure it isn't something more serious. If worrying about your unusual pregnancy symptoms is keeping you up at night, you should know about the first trimester red flags you shouldn't ignore.
The first trimester is a critical time for your baby's development. As Pregnancy magazine mentioned, your baby will go from an embryo to a fully formed fetus during the first 12 weeks. And whether it's your first pregnancy or your fourth, expectant mothers are usually on high alert for anything that might seem out of the ordinary.
It's not uncommon for women to experience bleeding, nausea, and abdominal pain during this time of the pregnancy. But if your symptoms last for several days or occur along with other symptoms such as a high fever or excessive vomiting, don't be afraid to consult your doctor. You may find out that everything is OK, but a little caution can help ensure that you have a healthy, happy baby. So don't hesitate to call your doctor if you notice any of the following red flags (or just any symptoms that concern you. Remember, you have to do what's best for you and baby.)