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Symptoms that Require Medical Intervention in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special stage, full of precious moments and new sensations. During this period there are many recommendations, advice and experiences that other people tell us about their past stage.

Despite this, there are always sensations, feelings, emotions and symptoms that are personal, not all feel the same. One thing is what they tell us about pregnancy and it is quite another to live it. That is why we have to be careful, because we could suffer situations that require medical intervention .

At some point of this happy wait we ask, is this happening to me normal or do I have to tell the doctor ? I have pain, will something happen to my baby ?

It is very important to learn to distinguish normal symptoms and sensations from those that are not . Thanks to that we can respond quickly and avoid possible more serious complications. It is essential to consult a doctor about any anomaly that may require medical intervention.

What symptoms require medical intervention if you are pregnant?

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We will list the symptoms from most to least serious and according to the degree of urgency with which we must seek help in case medical intervention is needed.

Loss of clear fluid through the vagina

Whether it is a thread or drip of constant liquid, as if it is a flow that surprises us suddenly, this means that we have “broken waters”. If it is before week 37, it will be a premature membrane rupture and you will have to go urgently to the doctor .

Decrease or absence of movements of the fetus

If we are 24 hours or more without noticing any movement of our baby after having been feeling it during our pregnancy , we should consult the doctor.

You also have to consult a specialist if after 24 weeks we do not notice movements of the fetus .

Bleeding or vaginal bleeding

If there is blood loss , either mild or abundant, and regardless of the time of pregnancy that we carry, you should immediately consult the doctor.


If they are painful, periodic and for more than an hour, and they happen before the birth date is scheduled, you should consult the specialist as soon as possible.

Fever, chills, painful urination, diarrhea and other symptoms of infection


Infections during pregnancy can be very harmful, both for the mother and the baby . Fever is a symptom that by itself can cause problems in the fetus if it is very high.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration , and in pregnant women carries more risks than in a normal person, since it consumes resources for her and her child.

If we have itching, stinging, greenish vaginal discharge or unpleasant odor, it can be a symptom of a vaginal infection, such as candidiasis or bacterial vaginosis.

Headache for more than three hours

If this happens, it is necessary to go to the doctor since it can be caused by a rise in blood pressure. If it is higher than 14/9, it can be a symptom of preeclampsia and it is advisable to act as soon as possible .


If it is intense and lasts more than 48 hours, it is necessary to go to the doctor to have it checked. If this cough is also accompanied by fever, it can be a symptom of pneumonia , and this disease is very dangerous for pregnancy.

Painful contractions during sexual intercourse

If they are very strong, they can cause premature labor. It is advisable to consult with your doctor, to check that everything is normal.

Vomiting more than three times a day and consecutive for several days

Especially if they occur after the first trimester, because nausea is normal before. They can be produced by a digestive disease and trigger dehydration. You have to consult with the doctor.

Normal symptoms

  • Cramps
  • Urinate very often
  • Constipation
  • Nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy
  • Fainting from voltage drops
  • Menstrual pains (lower abdomen, and is due to the growth of the uterus)
  • Abdominal pain, in the lower part and sides of the belly and sometimes extending to the groin. It is caused by the stretching of the round ligament.

Now, you know some of the symptoms that require medical attention . In any situation that you do not know if it is normal or not, you can consult with your doctor to clear all the doubts you have and stay calm. Your serenity is important too, mom.

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