You may be uncomfortable at times during pregnancy.
Discomforts like mild back ache and feeling really tired are common and
shouldn’t make you worry. But there are other signs and symptoms, during
pregnancy and after giving birth, that may require medical attention. If you
have warning signs or symptoms of health problems and you can’t reach your
health care provider, go to the emergency room. Make sure you use a face covering,
like a face mask before you leave your home.
What are some of the
warning signs to look for during pregnancy and after giving birth?
nausea and throwing up (much more
severe than morning sickness)
discharge that smells bad
- Heavy bleeding (more than your normal period or worse)
feelings of sadness and worry that last for more than a few days. These
could be a sign of depression. Depression can happen during and
after pregnancy (also called postpartum depression or PPD ).
higher than 100.4F
or burning when you go the bathroom
baby’s movement slow down or stop
have fluid leaking out of your vagina during pregnancy
swelling and tenderness in your legs, especially around your calves. These
could be a sign of deep vein thrombophlebitis (also called DVT), a kind of
swelling in your hands or face
streaks on your breasts or painful lumps in your breasts. These could be a
sign of mastitis,
a breast infection.
pain in your lower belly that doesn’t go away
feel extremely tired and weak
headaches that won’t go away
pain or redness that doesn’t go away or gets worse. These could be a sign
of infection in your c-section incision or if you had an episiotomy.
Call your health care provider or dial 911 right away if you
have any of these signs or symptoms:
that can’t be controlled
of shock, such as chills, clammy skin, dizziness, fainting or a racing
- Seeing spots
If you are concern about any sign or symptom not mentioned
in this list or you simply feel something isn’t right, contact your provider.