When to Call Postpartum

Postpartum Warning Signs

If at any time you have any of the following signs, please call ASAP

  • Uterine tenderness that is different from after cramping
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, achiness)
  • If you soak more than one pad in a half hour or bleeding that persists in a large amount beyond the first week.
  • Pain, swelling, or redness in your calf
  • Feeling extremely anxious, panicky, or depressed
  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Concerns about jaundice, especially if you have a hard time waking     your baby to nurse or they are not pooping
  • Baby does not urinate within the first 24 hours, or does not have at least 4-6 wet/poopy diapers a day after day number 4.
  • Any signs of infection around the umbilical cord
  • Any fever for you or your baby above 100.4
  • Baby’s respirations seem labored or unusually fast (over 60 breaths a minute)