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Maternal Health and Safety

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. There’s the joy and anticipation of a new life — and the worry about keeping yourself and your baby healthy through the pregnancy and delivery.

While most expectant and recently-delivered moms focus on the health of their babies, they can face life-threatening risks and complications themselves, like pre-eclampsia, blood clots and strokes.

Prenatal and postpartum care are critical to ensuring better birth days for moms and babies, but complications can occur to any woman.

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If you are pregnant or have delivered within the past year — or if you have a friend or family member who has — here are some symptoms that could signal a problem and require medical attention right away:

  • A headache that won’t go away or gets worse over time
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chest pain or a rapid heart rate
  • Severe swelling, redness or pain of the leg or arm
  • Changes in vision
  • Dizziness or fainting

Seek medical attention immediately at your closest emergency department.

Tanner Health System’s emergency departments in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bremen and Wedowee can help. Visit tanner.org/emergency-care

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Tanner Women’s Care helps you and your baby have better birth days.

Need an OB/GYN? Check out our maternity care team and services.

Need a pediatrician for your new baby? Check out our pediatric care team.

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