When to Call
Warning signs for when to call the office:
- High fevers (>100.4 F).
- Breast pain associated with redness and/or fever.
- Calf pain or shortness of breath.
- Heavy bleeding past 6-8 hours.
- Headaches, blurred vision, pain in the upper right side of abdomen.
- High BP’s (>140/90) if you had preeclampsia in pregnancy or labor.
- Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby.
- If you have any fevers over 100.3.
- If you feel that your bleeding is still heavier than a heavy period.
- If your breasts are painful AND the skin is turning red.
- If your nipples have cracks or bleeding.
- If you don’t have enough supply, call and ask for our lactation educator to call you back.
- If your legs are swollen and asymmetric.
- If you have significant calf pain in one leg.
Don’t be afraid to call your baby’s doctor if you have any concerns about your newborn’s health or general care. These are some of the situations where you should always call:
- Jaundice- if the yellow tint gets brighter and deeper or hasn’t decreased by 5th day of life.
- If your baby is not eating well or acting normally.
- Fewer wet diapers indicating dehydration.
- If your baby has a rash with blisters.
- If any birthmark is bleeding or growing quickly.
- If a diaper rash not getting better in 3 days, which could indicate yeast diaper rash.
- If you baby had a circumcision and you see any signs of infection.
- Rectal temp of <97.8F or >100.4 F.