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When to Call Your Physician

When to Call Your Physician:

  • If you think you are in labor or you think your water broke.
  • Signs of preterm labor (three or more weeks before due date)
    • Contractions, (uterine tightening), six or more an hour.
    • Severe period like cramping, comes and goes or constant.
    • Abdominal cramps, with or without diarrhea.
    • Low backache, comes and goes or constant, may radiate to lower abdomen.
    • Pelvic pressure, feels like baby is pushing down.
    • Changes in vaginal discharge, color, amount or odor.
    • If you think your water breaks, it may be a big gush or a slow leak, note the color (should be clear).
  • Spotting in early pregnancy or vaginal bleeding like a period or more, at any time. Please note if clots are present. (This is especially important if you have been diagnosed with Placenta Previa).
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Chest pain or severe shortness of breath.
  • Decreased fetal movement.
  • If you are running a fever, over 100.4 degrees oral temperature.
  • Headaches (unusually severe or won’t resolve with Tylenol), especially if accompanied by vision changes and/or extreme swelling (to face, hands, and/or lower extremities).
  • Urinary problems—burning and pain, a significant increase in frequency, feels as though you aren’t emptying your bladder, or blood in your urine.
  • If you sustain any falls.
  • If you are involved in a car accident.
  • Abdominal trauma.
  • Cannot keep any fluids/down for 24 hours or more.

Moreland OB-GYN phone number 262-544-4411.
After clinic hours phone number 1-800-446-3274.

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