|·||Any bleeding or spotting.|
|·||Constant low back pain.|
|·||Bag of water breaks or leaks.|
|·||Frequent tightening or “balling up” of the uterus.|
|·||Change or increase in vaginal discharge.|
|·||Chills, fever, constant vomitting and diarrhea.|
|·||Decrease in movements of baby.|
|·||Headaches, blurred vision or sweling of hands or face.|
Eat five or six small meals a day.
Drink lots of water between meals, but not during meals.
Avoid strong food smells.
Avoid greasy or spicy foods.
It may help to wear a bra 24 hrs a day.
If advised, try to exercise each day from getting so tired.
Lie down at least once a day.
Exercise helps, walking is very good.
Never hold back a bowel movement.
Drink at least 2 quarts of fluid per day
A cup of hot water 3 times a day may help.
Take short rests with hips lifted on pillow.
Sit on firm chairs or sit with your legs crossed.
Practice the Kegel exercises.
Use good posture.
Move around; do not stand in one place too long.
Use a footstool for your feet.
Keep your knees higher than your hips.
Wear low-heeled shoes.
Use the pelvic rock exercise.
(itching, discharge, odor)
Use soap without perfume.
Do not use vaginal sprays, powders, or feminine hygiene products.
Do not use colored or perfumed toilet paper.
Wear cotton panties.
Avoid pantyhose, girdles, and tight pants.
If these hints do not help, talk with your health care provider
Eat smaller meals, but eat more often.
Do not lie down just after eating.
Elevate the head of the bed while sleeping.
Get up slowly after you have lying down.
Eat regular meals/drink plenty of liquids.
Do not stay in the sun.
Report any dizziness to your health care provider.
You may use support hose.
Put support hose on while lying down.
Take short rests with legs raised.
Raise your legs when you sit down, do not cross your legs.
Point toes upward and press down on kneecap.
Apply a heating pad or hot water bottle for relief.
Avoid heavy meals at bedtime.
To help you relax, try drinking milk.
Take a warm bath before going to bed or practice relaxation exercises.
Drink more fluid.
Eat three servings of protein per day.
If you wake up in the morning with swelling, tell your health care provider.
Drink more orange juice and eat more foods high in vitamin C.
True labor contractions will become more regular and closer together.
You usually will feel true contractions more in your back.