During your pregnancy, report any of the following warning signs to your physician. Communication is very important between you, your support person, and your physician. Make a list of your physical symptoms, including your concerns, and bring this list with you to your doctor's appointment.
- Noticeable reduction in fetal activity*
- Leaking or gushing of clear fluid from your vagina
- Vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Sudden puffiness or swelling of your hands or face
- Severe, persistent headache
- Disturbances of vision – spots
- Dizziness, light-headedness
- Pain or burning during urination
- Irritating vaginal discharge, itching, genital sores, warts
- Fever - oral temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Persistent nausea and vomiting
*Once fetal movement is felt on a regular basis:
- Once a day, after breakfast, count fetal movements for half an hour. If you count three movements or less, call your physician.
- If you are aware of decreased fetal movement, notify your physician.