This information is not meant to replace advice given by your healthcare provider. If you have any questions, please contact your healthcare provider.
After you return home, you may experience something that you are not sure is normal. The following is a brief summary of things you may want to look for and call your healthcare provider if you experience.
- Soaking a maxipad in one (1) hour
- Passing of plum-sized clots or tissue
- Lower abdominal pain or increased cramping
- Temperature of 100.5 or greater or chills
- Foul odor from vaginal discharge
- Burning sensation or pain while urinating or frequency of urination
- Severe tenderness and reddening of breast(s)
- Reddening or tenderness of incision/episiotomy and/or oozing drainage
- Pain, redness, swelling or warmth of lower legs
- Headache accompanied by changes in vision
- Pain, redness, swelling or drainage at your IV site; check this three times daily for three days after you leave the hospital
If you notice any of the following symptoms during the first two (2) weeks, call your baby's physician.
- A temperature over 100.4 axillary
- Vomiting (not just spitting up)
- Refusal of several feedings in a row
- Excessive sleepiness or inconsolable crying as if in pain
- Frequent, foul-smelling watery bowel movements
- Increasing jaundice (yellow color) of the skin
- Any cyanosis (blue color) of the skin (except hands and feet)
- Any other problems that make you worry
- If your baby had an IV: pain, redness, swelling or drainage at the site; check this three times daily for three days after you leave the hospital
The above is intended as a guideline in the event of an unusual occurrence. We encourage you to call your healthcare provider with any concerns you may have regarding yourself or your baby.