Pregnancy Concerns

During your pregnancy, you will experience significant physical changes. If you are worried, uncomfortable, or simply curious about what is going on in your body, we are here to answer your questions and suggest remedies and comfort measures.

The overwhelming majority of pregnancies are not considered high-risk and proceed without complication. However, sometimes a normal pregnancy takes an unexpected turn that puts it in the high-risk category. At MarinHealth, women diagnosed with high-risk pregnancies are closely monitored by UCSF Health perinatologists. These experts are available to provide specialty care on site and it’s essential that you alert us when something goes wrong.

Please call us right away if you have any of the following:

  • Bleeding or leaking of fluid from the vagina
  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping

  • Pain, burning, or trouble urinating

  • Fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or more

  • Vomiting and not being able to keep liquids in your stomach

  • The baby slows down or stops moving after you are used to regular movement

  • More than four to five contractions an hour or frequent tightening of the uterus before 37 weeks of pregnancy

  • Bad or constant headaches

  • Blurred vision, spots or flashing lights in front of your eyes

  • A sudden weight gain of a pound or more a day

  • A large amount of swelling (especially in face)