Warning Signs | Maternity | Mount Carmel Health

Warning Signs

Any of the following signs need to be reported to your doctor, midwife or clinic.

Call NOW if you have:

  • Bright red vaginal bleeding
  • A trickle or gush of fluid from the vagina
  • Pains or cramps in the abdomen
  • Constant or severe headache
  • Blurred vision or spots before your eyes
  • Sudden or increased swelling around your eyes
  • Sudden or increased swelling of hands, feet or face
  • Fainting
  • A fever above 102∞
  • Regular contractions, getting stronger and closer together
  • Not urinated in 12 hours
  • Less baby movements than usual

Call TODAY if you have:

  • Fever above 100∞
  • Chills that do not go away
  • Severe nausea and vomiting; not able to keep food down for 24 hours
  • Burning or frequent urination; urge to urinate but cannot
  • Foul-smelling urine or vaginal discharge
  • Itching or burning of the vagina
  • Sudden weight gain of more than 2 pounds, not related to overeating
  • Increased swelling of hands or feet