Symptoms that may indicate attempted miscarriage:
Also be alert to symptoms of preterm labor:
You may notice other symptoms not included in this list. When in doubt, call your provider. The ideal outcome is to have an uneventful pregnancy that results in a healthy baby. However, some pregnancies do involve complications that may affect the mother, the baby, or both. Because these complications can range from relatively minor to life threatening, it's important to recognize possible warning signs.
Remember that you are the most important gauge of your body and, in turn, your pregnancy. Don't compare your experience with those of friends or relatives. Even if you've been pregnant before, this pregnancy will probably be different. Trust your instincts, but don't attempt to diagnose yourself.
If something "just doesn't feel right," call your provider.
Write down the information you'll need before placing the call, and keep pen and paper ready to jot down instructions.
You may be asked the following information:
Always have the following information on hand:
Reprinted with permission from Her Healthcare.