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4. Danger Signs in Pregnancy that Require the Immediate Attention of Your Obstetrics (OB) Care Provider

a. Regular contractions with or without pain for over 1 (one) hour 
       before the 37th week of gestation

b. Rupture of amniotic fluid before the 37th week of gestation

c. Appearance of bloody show before the 37th week of gestation

d. Frank vaginal bleeding at any time

e. Illness: Any fever, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, blurred vision, or chills

f. Seizures usually associated with eclampsia in pregnancy: Preeclampsia, 
    progression of proteinuria (protein in urine), hypertension with an increase
    in basal blood pressure of more than 30 systolic and 15 diastolic, and 
    edema (swelling)

g. Reduction in usual fetal movement

h. Foul-smelling vaginal discharge

i. Abdominal pain .

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