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Pregnancy and Before

When to Call Your Health Care Provider

It is normal to experience a variety of physical changes during your pregnancy while your baby grows and develops.  Learn more about normal body changes during pregnancy.

Discuss any changes or concerns with your health care provider.  Tell your health care provider right away if you have:

  • Unusual or ongoing headaches
  • Ongoing nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in eyesight or spots before your eyes
  • Dizziness or feeling unwell
  • Vaginal bleeding or leaking of fluid
  • Regular contractions
  • Lower back pain/pressure or change in lower backache
  • Feeling that the baby is pushing down
  • Any noticeable decrease in your baby’s normal movement
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Sudden swelling of the face, hands, or feet
  • Calf pain
  • Unexplained rash
  • Fever and chills (i.e., temperature above 38.3° C or 101° F)
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or sad
  • If you are in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, have a fall or any injury to your stomach area
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