Symptoms of Pregnancy Complications

The following symptoms may indicate a serious or life-threatening pregnancy condition. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, and have any of these physical problems, call your doctor or go to the emergency department right away.

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain with a fever
  • Cramping and abdominal pain more than your period
  • Burning with urination
  • Puffiness in your hands or face
  • Excessive vomiting


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011).  STDs and Pregnancy – CDC Fact Sheet.  Retrieved from: