When to call us

by Kaiser Permanente |
Person doing a prenatal video visit with their doctor on the phone.

Nothing is more important than the health of you and your baby. Call us anytime you feel like something isn’t right.

Between week 4 and 23, call us right away if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Any vaginal bleeding
  • Belly or pelvic pain, other than mild cramping
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Painful or less frequent urination, or dark-colored urine
  • Nausea or vomiting that lasts longer than 24 hours or is worse than it was earlier in your pregnancy
  • Feeling like you might faint or pass out
  • Feeling very short of breath or having heart palpitations
  • Chest pain

Kaiser Permanente members can speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call, be ready to give us your:

  • Full name
  • Kaiser Permanente health or medical record number
  • Doctor or clinician’s name
  • Expected due date

When to call 911

You or someone else should call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if you:

  • Have a seizure
  • Pass out (lose consciousness)
  • Have severe chest pain
  • Are struggling to breathe 

This article has been created by a national group of Kaiser Permanente ob-gyns, certified nurse-midwives, pediatricians, lactation consultants and other specialists who came together to provide you with the best pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and newborn information.

Some of the content is used and adapted with permission of The Permanente Medical Group.