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Urgent Maternal Warning Signs

This poster provides the following information:

Pregnant now or within the last year? Get medical care right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: extreme swelling of your hands or face; chest pain or fast beating heart; thoughts of harming yourself or your baby; trouble breathing; headache that won’t go away or gets worse over time; fever of 100.4˚F or higher; dizziness or fainting; changes in your vision; severe swelling, redness or pain of your leg or arm; severe nausea and throwing up; severe belly pain that doesn’t go away; baby’s movement stopping or slowing during pregnancy; overwhelming tiredness; vaginal bleeding or fluid leaking during pregnancy; heavy vaginal bleeding or discharge after pregnancy.

These could be signs of very serious complications. If you can’t reach a healthcare provider, go to the emergency room. Be sure to tell them you are pregnant or were pregnant within the last year.