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Information for Pregnant and Postpartum People

If you are pregnant or gave birth within the last year, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about anything that doesn’t feel right.

It may be physical, but it could also include feelings of sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that make it difficult to complete daily care activities for yourself, your baby or others.

You know your body best. If you experience something that seems unusual or is worrying you, don’t ignore it. Talk to your healthcare provider.


Urgent Maternal Warning Signs

  • Severe headache
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Changes in your vision
  • Fever
  • Trouble breathing
  • Overwhelming tiredness
  • Chest pain
  • Severe belly pain
  • Severe nausea and throwing up
  • Severe swelling
  • Thoughts about harming yourself or your baby

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