Symptoms that occur during pregnancy Physical Changes During Pregnancy Pregnancy causes many changes in a woman’s body. Most of them disappear after delivery. These changes cause some symptoms, which are normal. However, certain disorders, such as gestational diabetes... read more may be normal or may indicate a problem. A problem may be related to the pregnancy (an obstetric problem) or to another disorder, and evaluation by a doctor may be required.
Some symptoms should always be reported immediately to a doctor. They include the following:
Persistent or unusual headaches
Leakage of amniotic fluid (described as "the water breaks")
Any illness or infection
Shaking (tremor) of the hands, feet, or both
A racing heart
Decreased movement of the fetus