Postpartum Complications

Like any major health event, there can be risks and complications that threaten your life. If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms after delivery of a baby, vaginal or c-section, call 911 or your healthcare provider immediately.

Be on the look out for the following:

  • Temperature of 100.4°F or higher
  • Calf or leg pain with redness, warmth or tenderness
  • Sudden and heavy blood loss, or increasing blood loss, including clots and dizziness.
  • Severe or persistent headache
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Upper abdominal pain or tenderness
  • Have vomited or feel nauseous
  • Shortness of breath even when you rest
  • Chest pain
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

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