4 Summertime Pregnancy Health Issues

Your Body's Distress Signals

In some cases, your symptoms may signal a potentially dangerous heat illness. If the symptoms persist, seek prompt medical attention. Get into a cool environment and start filling up on fluids if you experience any of the following:

  • Your skin becomes cool or pale
  • You feel nauseated or start vomiting
  • Your pulse rises
  • You feel dizzy or weak
  • You have a bad headache that doesn't improve with acetaminophen
  • You have abdominal cramping that lasts for 15 minutes or more
  • You have a fever of 102 degrees F. or higher
  • You feel confused or disoriented

Originally published in the June 2008 issue of American Baby magazine.

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