Early Pregnancy Signs

Which Symptoms Are Normal and Which Are Cause for Miscarriage Concern?

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Being pregnant after a miscarriage can be nerve-wracking. More than anything, you want everything to be okay for your baby, but you still may find yourself hyper-aware of any sign of possible problems. You might find yourself in the bathroom every 10 minutes analyzing toilet paper squares to look for signs of spotting, for example, and you may be closely monitoring all your pregnancy signs.

To help you deal with your anxiety, here is a quick reference list of normal versus abnormal early pregnancy signs during the first trimester:

Normal Pregnancy Symptoms

The following are typical early pregnancy signs that women experience during the first trimester. There is no reason to be concerned if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Things Not to Worry About

The following are some common concerns that women have when pregnant after a miscarriage, but they are not signs that anything is wrong. There is no need to contact a doctor about these symptoms unless you are experiencing other problems.

Symptoms You Should Mention to Your Doctor

These symptoms frequently occur in normal pregnancies and are usually not signs of miscarriage, but you should tell your care provider if you notice them.

Signs to Call Your Doctor ASAP

The following symptoms are usually not normal. These symptoms do not always mean miscarriage, but they do mean you need to be evaluated by a physician.

In some cases, it may be wise to go to the emergency room.

Naturally, this list is intended for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for medical advice. When in doubt about any symptom during pregnancy, always contact your doctor to be on the safe side.

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