When to get advice

Some changes during pregnancy are normal, but some mean you need a check up, possibly straightaway. If in doubt, call your maternity unit

If your baby's pattern of kicks and movements changes, contact your midwife or nearest maternity unit for immediate advice - advice on what to do and who to call
If you are bleeding in pregnancy after 12 weeks, you need to speak to a midwife or doctor - more information and advice on who to call
Problems with vision (if you see blurring, flashing lights or spots, or have new problems focusing) may be a symptom of pre-eclampsia - advice on what to do and where to find more information
If you're not sure if a change in your pregnancy is normal, you need to find reliable advice urgently - information, advice on what to do and who to contact
Itchy skin in pregnancy can be a symptom of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) - more information and advice on what to do
Swollen hands, feet or face that develop over hours or days may be a sign of pre-eclampsia - advice on what to do and where to find information
A severe headache that doesn't go away might be a symptom of pre-eclampsia - advice on who to call and where to find more information
Watery gushing or slight leaking of liquid or fluid could mean your waters are breaking. If waters break early (before 37 weeks) you need to speak to a midwife or doctor - more information and advice on who to call