Concerns in pregnancy

You may experience a number of symptoms during pregnancy. Most of these are normal and will not harm you or your baby but if they are severe or you are worried about them speak to your midwife or doctor. You may feel some tiredness, sickness, headaches or other mild aches and pains, or have heartburn constipation or haemorrhoids. There may also be some mild swelling of the face, hands or ankles and varicose veins may develop in the latter stages of pregnancy.


When to call / see your GP

  • Illness not associated with pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding before 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • General malaise/feeling unwell
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Urine infection
  • Immunisations


When to call the Central Labour Suite on 01244 365026 or 365028 (open 24 hours a day)

  • When you are in active labour or you are having contractions before 37 weeks
  • Vaginal bleeding after 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • Rupture of membranes (waters breaking)
  • You have any concerns about your baby’s movments
  • Headache and visual disturbances
  • Car accident
  • Falls
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Any other concerns relating to your pregnancy

For any life-threatening emergency, call 999


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