Welcome to The Blossoming Mamas Blog! We will be posting personal stories about the transition to motherhood with tidbits of information included on common questions women face as they welcome a new baby into their lives. We hope you enjoy reading more about others’ journeys to motherhood and find a source of strength and support as your family grows.
The posts on the Blossoming Mamas Blog are meant to give general information and are not meant to replace medical or professional advice. If you have specific questions or concerns, please make sure to reach out to your baby’s provider or your provider to ensure that you are getting the best individualized advice possible for yourself and your baby. You are also welcome to make an appointment with Dr. Natrajan to discuss your concerns if you feel that would be helpful.
More information will be available in future posts, but if you are experiencing symptoms of a medical emergency, you need to seek immediate care.
- Call 911 if you have:
- Chest pains
- Trouble breathing
- Thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby
- Call your pregnancy care provider (the group that provided your prenatal care and delivered your baby) if you have:
- Excessive bleeding soaking through more than 1 pad an hour or passing clots larger than an egg
- A poorly healing incision
- Painful red or swollen leg
- Temperature over 100.4 F
- Headache that won’t get better or a severe headache with vision changes.
- If you have any of the symptoms listed above, make sure you get medical advice immediately. If you have any other symptoms you are concerned about or urgent questions, make sure to reach out to your health care provider as soon as possible. If you cannot reach your healthcare provider for the above symptoms, then call 911 or go to the emergency room.