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When to Call Your Physician

WHEN TO CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN:

  • If you think you are in labor or your think your water broke.
  • Signs of preterm labor (3 or more weeks before due date)
    • Contractions, (uterine tightening), 6 or more an hour.
    • Period like cramping, comes and goes or constant.
    • Abdominal cramps, with or without diarrhea.
    • Low back ache, 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, may be a big gush or a slow leak, note the color (should be clear).

 

  • Vaginal bleeding, please note if clots are present. (This is especially important if you have been diagnosed with Placenta Previa)
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Decreased fetal movement.
  • If you are running a fever, over 100.4.
  • Headaches (unusually severe or won’t resolve with Tylenol), especially if accompanied by vision changes, extreme swelling (to face, hands and/or lower extremities).
  • Any urinary problems, burning, increased frequency and feels as though you aren’t emptying your bladder, blood in your urine.
  • If you sustain any falls.
  • If you are involved in a car accident.
Reference: Prohealthy Book “The Gift of Motherhood”.

 

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