Most women do not experience problems during pregnancy. However, it is important to know how and when to get immediate medical advice if you suspect a problem. The following are reasons to call:
1. Unusual fluid leaking from the vagina.
2. Vaginal bleeding (other than mucous “show” at term)
3. Unusual sudden swelling of your hand or face.
4. Bad headaches or headaches that don’t go away with simple remedies.
5. Changes in vision (blurred, flashes of light or spots before your eyes).
6. Dizziness or fainting.
7. Unusual weight gain (more than 2 pounds in a week).
8. Severe or continuous abdominal pain, not relieved by a bowel movement.
9. Fever (temperature of 101 degrees or more).
10. Regular contractions or pelvic pressure, more than 6 in an hour at less than 37 weeks pregnant.
11. Vomiting lasting 24 hours or more
12. Decrease in fetal movement after the 28th week.
What to do:
If you are more than 20 weeks pregnant and have contractions, labor pains, excess bleeding or your water bag breaks, please go to the Women’s Center at Brandon Regional Hospital. The Nursing staff at the Ob Assessment Center (Triage) Unit will evaluate you and call us for instructions.
Otherwise please call the office at 813-571-2777. During office hours our Staff will assist you. After hours our answering service will take a message for our on-call physician
One of our physicians is on call 24 hours daily, seven days a week for emergency medical care, labor, and delivery.
For non-urgent matters, please contact us through the Patient Portal or by a telephone call during office hours.
Doctors Zweibach, Vanegas and Champion