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Are there any warning signs I should look for after 8 months of pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Heavy vaginal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, decreased fetal movement, blurry vision or a bad headache.

In brief: Yes

Heavy vaginal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, decreased fetal movement, blurry vision or a bad headache.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief:

If you've been told by your doctor that your pregnancy is high risk, you should discuss with him/her particular warning signs to look out for as they may be different than for a woman whose pregnancy is not considered high risk.

In brief:

If you've been told by your doctor that your pregnancy is high risk, you should discuss with him/her particular warning signs to look out for as they may be different than for a woman whose pregnancy is not considered high risk.
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In the third trimester the usual warning signs are related to preterm labor, fetal wellbeing, and preeclampsia.
These include but are not limited to headaches unrelieved by tylenol/rest, upper abdominal pain, (worsening) nausea/vomiting, vaginal bleeding, regular uterine contractions >4-6 per hour, decreased fetal movement, vision changes, concern as to whether your amniotic membranes ruptured.

In brief: Yes

In the third trimester the usual warning signs are related to preterm labor, fetal wellbeing, and preeclampsia.
These include but are not limited to headaches unrelieved by tylenol/rest, upper abdominal pain, (worsening) nausea/vomiting, vaginal bleeding, regular uterine contractions >4-6 per hour, decreased fetal movement, vision changes, concern as to whether your amniotic membranes ruptured.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

The common signs to call your doctor are regular labor pains, rupture of water bag, vaginal bleeding, or decreased movement of the baby.
Talk to your doctor so that this can be clarified.

In brief: Yes

The common signs to call your doctor are regular labor pains, rupture of water bag, vaginal bleeding, or decreased movement of the baby.
Talk to your doctor so that this can be clarified.
Dr. Jaime Lopez
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Yes

As you get closer to the end of your pregnancy you may begin to have contractions.
If you are less than 37 weeks and having more than 6 contractions an hour, you should contact your doctor to be checked for preterm labor. Also, if you notice unusual headaches, swelling in your hands or face, or upper abdominal pain, these could be signs of preeclampsia and you should contact your doctor.

In brief: Yes

As you get closer to the end of your pregnancy you may begin to have contractions.
If you are less than 37 weeks and having more than 6 contractions an hour, you should contact your doctor to be checked for preterm labor. Also, if you notice unusual headaches, swelling in your hands or face, or upper abdominal pain, these could be signs of preeclampsia and you should contact your doctor.
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