Certain signs should not be ignored. Call your doctor if you notice the following:
Sudden swelling of your feet, face, or hands. If swelling is gradual and progresses as the day wears on, it's likely the ordinary swelling of pregnancy. However, if swelling occurs suddenly, it could be a sign of preeclampsia. Call the doctor right away.
Decreased movement of the fetus. If your baby seems to be moving less than usual, do a kick count. If after 2 hours you don't feel normal movement, call the doctor because the baby may need to be evaluated.