Don’t ignore early pregnancy symptoms, say experts

Mums-to-be with early health complications need close monitoring


Expectant mums who have early pregnancy complications should be monitored more closely, a new study suggests.


Research collected from 75 separate studies showed that if a mum-to-be had problems in the first three months, she was more likely to have complications later on in pregnancy. This shows how important it is for mums-to-be to feel comfortable about talking to their midwives if they have any early worries.

The research suggests that many common first trimester problems, such as bleeding, severe morning sickness and previous miscarriage, could be linked to later problems such as premature birth and low birth weight.


“It’s a message that these mums-to-be need to be supervised and looke after,” said Tony Rutherford, chair of the British Fertiity Society. So don’t feel worried about talking to your midwife if you have any early worries – nothing is too small or unimportant to tell her.

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