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Keep You and Your Baby Safe and Healthy During Pregnancy

Becoming pregnant is a beautiful and exciting time, but it can also come with its fair share of worries and uncertainties. It’s natural to wonder what’s normal and what’s not, especially with so many changes happening in your body. That’s why it’s important to recognize the symptoms that could indicate an issue during pregnancy. Whether you’re a first-time mom or you already have children, being informed and prepared can give you peace of mind as you embark on this journey.

The early stages of pregnancy are particularly vulnerable for both you and your baby, but most pregnancies progress without incident. However, there are certain warning signs that you should be aware of. These warning signs can indicate serious health problems that require immediate medical attention.

We’ve put together a list of the most common warning signs to help you identify them and understand what steps to take if you experience any of them. Please keep in mind that this list doesn’t include every possible symptom, and every pregnancy is unique. If you have any concerns, it’s best to consult with your healthcare provider throughout your pregnancy.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department offers a referral service that connects low-income women who are pregnant or recently gave birth with comprehensive pregnancy care. You can call the toll-free number at (800) 310-2332 to learn more.

Supporting Mamas is a Bay Area-based organization that can help you find therapists, support groups, and other resources if you are experiencing perinatal depression or anxiety.

If you are a Santa Clara Valley Medical Center patient, you can participate in their complimentary virtual workshops that cover important topics such as childbirth preparation, effective lactation, and caring for both mother and newborn. These workshops are available in both English and Spanish.