Warning Signs

While many pregnancies are problem-free, you need to be aware of warning signs that indicate something might be wrong. If any of these symptoms should occur, call your healthcare provider immediately.

Call Your Healthcare Provider

General pregnancy warning signs:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Fever above 100.4°F (38°C)
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Sudden swelling in your face or hands
  • Problems with vision or recurring headaches
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting 24 hours or more
  • Major change in your baby's movement
  • Sudden pain in the abdominal area
  • Anything that doesn't feel right
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Dr.'s Advice

When patients listen to their instincts when they think there might be a problem, they are usually right. Never feel shy about calling your healthcare provider if you think something is wrong.

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Pregnancy Warning Signs: Hang this list of pregnancy and preterm labor warning signs for quick reference.

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Fetal Movement Count Chart: Track your baby's daily activity here to help monitor her well-being.

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