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When to seek medical advice during pregnancy

Seek medical advice straight away if you have:

  • Unusual or severe cramping or abdominal pain
  • Noticeable changes in your baby's pattern of movements
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath that seems to be getting worse
  • Signs of premature labour including:

Also seek medical advice promptly if you have any of the following conditions during pregnancy:

If you aren't sure if a symptom is serious, but you just don't feel like yourself, trust your instincts and get medical advice. If there is a problem you will get prompt attention and if there isn't, you will be reassured.

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on January 28, 2015

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