Health and Safety
When to Contact your Health Care Provider
if you have any of the following:
- contact with anyone who has rubella (German measles) as there is a danger to your baby if you get sick with rubella during your pregnancy
- rashes of any kind except the ones you often get, like eczema
- sudden, unusual thirst
- fever and/or coughing that isn’t getting better
- dizziness, headaches, dimming and/or blurring of vision
- sudden or continuing swelling of your hands or face
- frequent vomiting, when you are unable to keep fluids down
- abdominal pain or if your abdomen feels hard
- bleeding from your vagina, bowel, or bladder
- a burning sensation when peeing
- coloured, frothy and/or bad‑smelling vaginal discharge, or
- vaginal discharge causing itchiness or irritation
- a gush or trickle of water from your vagina
- constant negative feelings or anxiety about your pregnancy and care of the baby
- depression or periods of weeping that don’t go away
- any violence or threatening behaviour towards you in your home or workplace
- feeling that your baby has moved a lot less than usual in the last 12 hours
- signs of preterm labour (to learn about signs of labour, click here)
Share this information with your partner or support person so you all know what to watch for.
What about Pregnancy and Influenza (the “flu”)?
If you are pregnant and have symptoms of influenza (fever, cough, headache, aches and pains and/or fatigue), it is a good idea to call your health care provider.
You can also call HealthLink BC at 8‑1‑1 to speak to a registered nurse, or visit the HealthLink BC website.