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Warning Signs During Pregnancy

What are some warning signs of possible pregnancy complications?

Talk with your healthcare provider about the possible warning signs of preterm labor and other pregnancy complications. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these signs during your pregnancy:

  • Bleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina

  • Blurry or impaired vision

  • Unusual or severe stomach pain or backaches

  • Frequent, severe, or constant headaches

  • Contractions, where your stomach muscles tighten, before 34 weeks that happen every 10 minutes or more often

  • Decrease in baby's movements after 28 weeks

  • Dizziness

  • Excessive vomiting and diarrhea

  • Fever or chills

  • Pain or burning with urination

  • Swelling of face, fingers, and feet

  • Inability to tolerate foods or liquids

  • Muscular convulsions

  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

Online Medical Reviewer: Daniel N Sacks MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Donna Freeborn PhD CNM FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: Heather Trevino
Date Last Reviewed: 10/1/2020
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