Checklist: When to Call the Doctor During Pregnancy

If you experience some of these symptoms, you should let your ob-gyn know.

Call your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Moderate to heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Any type of vaginal bleeding accompanied by fever, pain, and/or chills
  • Severe or persistent headache, particularly if accompanied by fainting, dizziness, and/or blurred vision
  • Painful urination
  • Moderate to severe bouts of pelvic pain
  • Any persistent pelvic pain
  • Pain with fever and/or bleeding
  • Vomiting accompanied by fever or pain
  • Vomiting several times in one day
  • Chills or fever higher than 102 degrees
  • Steady or heavy vaginal discharge of thin fluid
  • Sudden swelling of hands, feet, or face
  • Dim or blurred vision

Call your doctor within a day if you experience:

  • Moderate, persistent headache
  • Any vaginal spotting or bleeding that lasts more than a day

Tell your doctor at your next prenatal checkup if you experience:

  • Slight spotting that goes away within a day
  • Occasional twinges or pulling sensations in your abdominal area
  • Occasional mild headaches

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