When to Go to the Hospital

You need to go to the hospital if you have any of the following:

- Bleeding from your vagina.
- Face or fingers are badly swollen.
- Bad pains in your belly.
- Fluid leaking from your vagina, usually in a gush, but it can also be a trickle.
- Baby stops moving or moves less than 6 times in two hours.
- High fever/chills (fever of 102 F or 38.9 C).
- Severe vomiting (puking).
- Blurry vision.
- Headache that won’t go away.
- Hurts when you pee.
- Contractions every 5 minutes if your baby is due (if you are more than 37 weeks pregnant).
- Contractions every 10 minutes if your baby is early (if you are less than 37 weeks pregnant).

Remember: you know your body best. If something doesn’t feel right, get it checked out by a doctor, nurse or midwife.

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