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Trauma during Pregnancy


Trauma during pregnancy may be caused by a fall, assault, or other injury. Tests show that you and your baby have no major injuries. Your baby's heart rate is normal and there are no signs of distress


Return to the emergency department if:

  • You have new or worsening pain or cramping in your abdomen.
  • You have low back pain.
  • You have any vaginal bleeding.
  • You feel a gush or trickle of clear fluid leaking from your vagina.
  • Your baby is moving less often.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Follow up with your obstetrician or healthcare provider within 3 days:

You may need more tests and close follow-up. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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