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Women's Health

For the times you need special care

When to Call the Doctor

When to Call the Doctor

  • Fever greater than or equal to 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Contractions occurring every ten minutes or less. You may try taking Tylenol for pain and relaxing with a warm tub bath first. If it is false labor, this usually will help it to subside.
  • Leakage of watery fluid, vaginally
  • Bleeding similar to a period. It is normal to have "spotting" after intercourse or a vaginal exam.
  • Decreased fetal movement. Drink something cold and sweet and lie down on your left side to count baby movements. If after two hours, you are still having decreased fetal movement, call the doctor.
  • Severe abdominal pain