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Concerning Symptoms During Pregnancy

Back to the Obstetrical Care Program

If you feel something is wrong, please don't feel silly about making that call. Your doctor is there to help you. The following signs may mean that something is wrong:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • New or persistent stomach pains/cramps that don't go away
  • Leaking or gushing of fluid from the vagina
  • Sudden or severe swelling of the hands, feet or face
  • Severe, persistent headache
  • Dizziness, light-headedness
  • Disturbance of vision – spots, flashes or blind spots
  • Pain or burning sensation on urination
  • Fever or chills
  • New or persistent nausea or vomiting
  • A decrease in your baby's movement
  • Lower back pain/pressure, or change in lower backache
  • A feeling that the baby is pushing down
  • 'Gut feeling' that something is wrong
If you experience any of these symptoms, call your caregiver and have it checked out!

TWH OCP patients, please call the OCP nurse at 416 603 5800 ext. 2335.

After hours call the Mount Sinai Hospital 'locating operator' at 416 596 4200 anytime day or night and ask to speak with the Family Medicine Resident on call for Obstetrics.  They should call you back within 10-15 minutes.

If you have trouble getting hold of the resident and you feel it is an emergency, call the Mount Sinai Labour & Delivery triage (7th floor) directly at 416 586 4800 ext. 3210.