After the Birth of Your Baby

Post Partum Warning Signs

If you experience any of the following after your delivery please call the office 770-474-0064 between the hours of 9 am- 4 pm, Monday through Friday. After hours your call will transfer to the emergency line.

  • Fever: Temperature above 101° F for greater than 24 hours
  • Problems with episiotomy or cesarean incision: redness, drainage, severe bruising
  • Urinary problems: burning, urgency
  • Problem area on breast: redness, tenderness, lump, warmth
  • Problem area on leg: redness, tenderness, lump, warmth
  • Excessive vaginal bleeding: soaking a large peripad (kotex) in less than 2 hours; passing a clot larger than a baseball
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Severe abdominal or epigastric pain
  • Severe headache
  • Nausea and/or vomiting persisting for greater than 48 hours
  • Shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing up blood