Warning Signs in Pregnancy

The following signs may be a warning of a problem developing with your pregnancy. Call the office if you experience any of these symptoms

  • Vaginal bleeding heavy enough to require wearing a pad
  • Fever over 100.4
  • Severe headache
  • Blurring of vision or spots before your eyes
  • Severe stomach pain or cramps
  • Sudden weight gain or severe swelling of hands, face or legs
  • A gush or flow of watery fluid from the vagina
  • Marked decrease or stopping of fetal movement after 28 weeks
  • Burning with urination, or blood in the urine
  • Uterine contractions more than six an hour, occurring prior to 36 weeks
  • Severe shortness of breath or chest pain
  • Any other dramatic changes in your health status

If you feel you are having a problem and need to be seen, please call the office as early in the day as possible – 425-455-0244. Our office phone lines open at 9:00 AM, Monday through Friday. If your regular doctor is out of the office, the doctor "on call", nurse practitioner or physician assistant is available for advice or medical care. After hours, the answering service will put you in touch with the on-call physician.

If you are experiencing a severe problem, go immediately to Overlake Hospital Labor and Delivery. You may call them on your way at 425-688-5351