Pregnancy Complications

The following signs and symptoms may indicate a serious or life-threatening pregnancy complication. If you are pregnant, or think you might be pregnant, and you experience any of these physical symptoms, call your doctor or go to the emergency room right away. Even if you’re not sure, it’s best to go and get checked out.

  • Bleeding or a leaking fluid from your vagina
  •  Sudden or severe swelling in the face or arms and legs
  • A sudden, severe, or long-lasting headache
  • Discomfort, cramping, or pain in the lower abdomen
  • Fever or chills
  • Vomiting or persistent nausea
  • Discomfort, pain, or burning with urination; blood in the urine
  • Visual changes or disturbances
  • Persistent and/or frequent dizziness
  • Decreased fetal movements
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby1


  1. Women’s Health. (n.d.). Pregnancy complications | Retrieved from