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Your hospital stay after delivery: When to call for help

While you are in the hospital, be sure to let your care team know if you have any new problems or if your symptoms get worse. For example:

  • You have new or worse chest pain.
  • You have new or worse trouble breathing.
  • You have a severe headache.
  • You have vision changes.
  • You have sudden swelling of your face, hands, or feet.
  • You are confused and can't think clearly.
  • You have new or worse lightheadedness or weakness.
  • You have pain, redness, or swelling in your arm, leg, or groin.
  • You have a fever or chills and feel sick.
  • You have vaginal discharge that smells bad.
  • You have new or worse pain or need help managing pain.
  • You feel depressed.
  • You have new or worse nausea or vomiting.
  • You have any trouble passing urine.
  • You have heavy vaginal bleeding. This means that you are soaking through one or more pads in an hour. Or you pass blood clots bigger than an egg.
  • You have new or worse problems from your C-section incision or your vaginal stitches.
  • You have a new rash.
  • You fell down, or you need help to get out of bed and move around.
  • You are having any problems with breastfeeding.
  • You have trouble with any of the lines, tubes, or devices attached to you.

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