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Warning Signs and Potential Problems During the Second and Third Trimesters

Call your provider if you notice any of the following:

  • Bleeding that causes a stain larger than a quarter
  • More than four contractions an hour when you are less then 36 weeks
  • Leaking fluid or water from the vagina
  • Falling or hitting your abdomen or having someone hit your abdomen
  • Absent or decreased fetal activity
  • Obvious swelling of the hands or face
  • Severe headache not relieved with over-the-counter pain medications
  • Blurred or double vision or seeing white lights like shooting stars
  • Pain or burning when you urinate

Last updated August 4, 2006




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