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Warning Signs During Pregnancy

What are some warning signs of potential pregnancy complications?

Certain symptoms should be reported to your physician immediately, during any stage of the pregnancy. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • bleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina
  • blurry or impaired vision
  • unusual or severe abdominal pain or backaches
  • frequent, severe, and/or continuous headaches
  • contractions
  • decrease in baby's movements
  • dizziness
  • excessive vomiting and diarrhea
  • fever over 100º F
  • pain or burning with urination
  • strong cramps
  • swelling of face, fingers, and feet
  • chills
  • inability to tolerate foods or liquids
  • muscular convulsions

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It is important to remember the health information found on this website is for reference only not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.

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