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As a mother or new parent your always looking out for signs of anything that might go wrong in both the mother and the baby, sometimes your not sure if what your noticing is normal or not, this becomes tougher for fast time mothers.

Related: 6 Things New Parents Should Avoid.

Today we list you 10 reasons why should call for a doctor immediately if you notice these in the baby or mother

  1. Fever of over 100.4° F
  2. Severe headache that begins right after birth and does not let up in intensity
  3. Sudden onset of pain in the abdominal area, such as tenderness to touch or burning sensation
  4. Foul odor from vaginal discharge
  5. Sudden onset of pain in the incision area that can include a pus discharge
  6. Swollen, red, painful area in the leg
  7. Burning urination or blood in the urine
  8. Appearance of rash or hives
  9. Extremely heavy bleeding that soaks a maxi pad within an hour, or the passing of large clots
  10. Sore, red, painful area on the breasts that may be accompanied by flu-like symptoms
  11. Feelings of anxiety, panic, and/or depression.You can also book for a support nurse during your postnatal period via at Teheca App

What more of these care tips, join our mothers health forum and discuss with fellow parents

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