When to Call

Pregnancy Warning Signs

When to Call

If any of these signs occur, please call us right away:

  • Severe lower abdominal pain or cramping
  • Heavy bleeding from your vagina
  • Uterine contractions or rhythmic lower back pain – more than 4 times per hour before 37 weeks
  • Gush or trickle of fluid from your vagina
  • Decreased movement of the baby after 28 weeks
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Temperature greater than 100.4 degrees

Fetal Activity

Women typically experience the first signs of baby movements between 18 and 20 weeks. After 28 weeks, we recommend doing fetal kick counts daily. Choose a time during the day when your baby is typically active. You should feel 10 movements within that hour. Remember that babies have sleep cycles. If you have not felt your baby move in for a couple hours, eat, drink a large glass of cold water and lay down on your side. You should feel at least 10 movements within the next hour. If you do not feel adequate movement, please call us.

Complementary Therapies

We feel that chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy are safe during pregnancy so long as the practitioners are licensed and comfortable working with pregnant women. Please feel free to inquire about referrals for these practitioners.