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Updated: October 2012. Planned review date: October 2014
In many cases the symptoms in this section will not indicate anything serious and will be treated easily. Occasionally though they are signs of a more serious complaint so please do seek help where indicated.
It is important to remember that the information in this section is about what could potentially go wrong, but this doesn't mean it definitely will.
We believe in empowering women to understand what is happening within their bodies at this crucial time and to know when they need to ask for extra care. We advise that you navigate this information when you are looking for specific information on a symptom so as not to worry yourself unnecessarily.
If you have more questions, you can always ring our midwives on Tommy's PregnancyLine for free on 0800 0147 800.
Some pain in the abdomen/stomach area is normal in pregnancy.
Find out what to do if you have persistent pain.
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A slight increase in discharge/fluid during pregnancy is normal.
Find out what types of discharges to contact your doctor or midwife about.
Temperatures are common, but they can be a symptom of something more serious. Find out what to do if you your temperature is very high.
Stomach bugs in pregnancy are common.
If you experience other symptoms as well, you may need medical care.
Blurred vision may be a symptom of other conditions.
Find out what to do if you are experiencing this.
Puffiness and swelling of hands and feet is common in late pregnancy.
Find out what to do if the swelling is severe.
Mild headaches can be caused by hormones and are common in pregnancy.
Find out what to do if your headache is severe and won't go away.
Bleeding is not uncommon.
Your baby's movements will vary at different stages in pregnancy.
Find out more about movements at different stages.
Some itching is perfectly normal. Find out what to do if the itching is severe.
Throwing up is very common in early pregnancy.
Find out what to do if the vomiting is persistent.
This may be a symptom of infection.
How your 'bump' is growing will be monitored throughout your pregnancy.
Find out what to do if you have concerns.
If you are worried about something, have the confidence to ask for medical help.
Find out what to do if are concerned about something.
If you feel your concerns are questions are not being answered, there are things you can do.
Find out what you are entitled to.