When To Worry -- And When There's No Need

Worried you're experiencing something during pregnancy that might not be normal? From bleeding to weight loss, find out whether you should be concerned.

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Should I be worried if...

I have back pain?

Your back hurts. Is it going to be like this the entire time? And should you be concerned?

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My AFP test came back positive?

You're probably worried that your baby has a neural tube defect or Down's syndrome.

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I'm bleeding?

Bleeding can be indicative of a miscarriage, but that's not always the case.

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I'm losing weight?

Everyone hears about gaining lots of weight during pregnancy, so losing weight instead can be alarming.

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I have a cat?

If you have a cat, you may have heard you're at risk of catching an illness from your pet during pregnancy. Obstetrician/gynecologist David Barrere tells you about toxoplasmosis and how you can avoid it.

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My gums are bleeding?

Good oral health during pregnancy is essential. If you’re seeing pink when you brush, however, you may think, "I should brush and floss a little less." That’s not true. Some gum bleeding can be expected due to progesterone levels that can cause your gums to swell and bleed. Keep reading to learn more.

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I don't have morning sickness?

Learn whether a lack of morning sickness is a bad sign.

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I have some weird symptoms?

While many pregnancy symptoms shouldn't concern you in the least, some should give you pause.

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What not to worry about

Worrying may be as much a part of pregnancy as the proverbial cravings for pickles and ice cream, but you can scratch a few worries off your list right away. From morning sickness to exercise, we're here to help put your mind at ease.

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