Warning signs during pregnancy

Warning signs during pregnancy
Some problems that arise during pregnancy need to be promptly assessed by a health care professional.

Even if you’re in good health and feeling well, it’s important to look out for red flags during your pregnancy. If a problem occurs, you may need to see a health care professional without delay.

The following signs may indicate that something is wrong or that you need to see a doctor.

  • Bleeding before and after 14 weeks of pregnancy
  • Loss of amniotic fluid
  • Severe headaches with abdominal pain or change in vision
  • Fever
  • You can’t feel your baby move after 26 weeks of pregnancy
  • Contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • Severe abdominal (belly) pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Fainting
  • Heavy blow to the belly
  • Chest pain and sudden shortness of breath

If you think something might be wrong, call Info-Santé (811) or speak with your health care provider. If you experience any of the problems listed above, go to the hospital. If you’re near the end of your pregnancy, you can also call the obstetrics department at the hospital where you plan to give birth.


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Research and copywriting: The Naître et grandir team
Updated: January 2020