(1-12 weeks)

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have:

  • A fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Heavy bleeding, soaking more than one pad an hour for three hours
  • Unusual or severe cramping or abdominal pain
  • Severe or persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Fainting spells or dizziness
  • Pain, burning, or trouble urinating
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Swelling in your hands, fingers, or face
  • Blurred vision or spots before your eyes
  • One extremity swollen more than the other
  • Severe headaches
  • Pain or cramping in your arms, legs, or chest

Additional information about your pregnancy

During your pregnancy, you CAN:

  • Dye your hair.
  • Have acrylic nails applied.
  • Have TB (tuberculosis) skin testing (Mantoux®) done.
  • Go to a chiropractor.
  • Shave your pubic hair (see additional note that follows).
  • Use insect repellent (DEET).

During your pregnancy, you should NOT:

  • Use alcohol, take drugs, or smoke.
  • Fast during holidays.
  • Go in a Jacuzzi, whirlpool, or hot tub.
  • Visit a tanning bed.
  • Shave pubic hair close to your delivery date; clipping is preferred.

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