When to Call

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

  • No fetal movement in a 12-hour period, especially in the evening or when you are resting
  • Dizziness or fainting spells
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Blurred vision, Double Vision, or flashes or spots on your eyes
  • Persistent, noticeable muscle contractions or tightening in your back or abdominal area, especially if there is a pattern
  • Persistent headaches
  • Bright red bleeding
  • Gushing or leaking fluid from your vagina
  • Pain or burning when you urinate, or a decrease in the amount of urine
  • Swelling or puffiness (retention of fluid) especially in the hands and face and of sudden onset
  • Sharp abdominal pain or severe cramping; nausea or queasy feeling in the stomach that persists
  • Persistent vomiting


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)