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Calling Your Physician

Please call if you have:

  • Blood or fluid coming from your vagina
  • Sudden or extreme swelling of your face or fingers
  • Headaches that are severe or won';t go away with Tylenol
  • Severe nausea and vomiting that won';t go away. "Severe" means vomiting numerous times during the day and being unable to keep any food or liquid in your stomach.
  • Dizziness
  • Dim or blurry vision
  • Pain or cramps in your lower abdomen
  • Chills or fever greater than 100.4 F
  • Pain, burning or urgency when you urinate. Urgency is when you feel as though you need to urinate, but are unable to do so, or can urinate only a little when you reach the bathroom.
  • Decreased fetal movement after you have begun to feel the baby move on a daily basis. Decreased movement is any change that you notice in the amount of the baby';s activity. Generally we expect that you should feel 10 movements in one hour';s time, but this varies from baby to baby.
  • Contractions before you reach your 37th week of pregnancy that occur 5-10 minutes apart and last for an hour and do not stop when you rest. Some women feel discomfort in their back; others feel menstrual-like cramping in their lower abdomen while some simply feel a tightening sensation spreading from their back and across their midline. Discomfort of contractions is intermittent, it comes and goes. During a contraction you will feel your uterus tighten up and harden.

Last Updated: 10/25/2013