Danger Signs in the First Trimester

The first trimester of pregnancy is an exciting one. Most women feel perfectly well during these first few weeks, although some may feel very tired, have times of nausea (not confined to the mornings) or may go off some foods and smells they would normally enjoy.

But there are some symptoms during the first trimester of pregnancy which should not be ignored and may need medical attention.


Some women experience a little spotting or light vaginal bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy. This is not necessarily problematic. However it should be checked out and an ultrasound scan may be carried out.

Heavy bleeding could be a sign of a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.

Severe Nausea and Vomiting

Many women do experience some nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) in the first trimester of pregnancy. It usually stops around week 12 or 14. For some unlucky women the sickness…

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