Problems After Delivery of Your Baby - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You have severe vaginal bleeding. This means you are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours.
  • You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have new belly pain, or your pain gets worse.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier.
  • You have new or worse vaginal discharge.
  • You feel sad, anxious, or hopeless for more than a few days.
  • You do not get better as expected.
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