Second trimester warning signs

OBGYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the warning signs during the second trimester of pregnancy that indicate that you should contact your doctor
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Second trimester warning signs

During the second trimester, you need to contact your doctor if you experience bright red vaginal bleeding, if you have severe abdominal pain, or if you have evidence of preterm contractions; a tightening in your abdomen that comes and goes more than six times an hour. If you have severe pain in your calf and swelling, this could be a sign of a blood clot. Starting at 25 weeks, your baby should be moving regularly. If you feel a significant decline in your baby's movements, you need to call your doctor to ensure your baby is doing well. In some patients, they may experience a pre-term rupture or their water breaks. If you have a gush or fluid and it's not urine, contact your doctor. Most importantly, if you have concerns about the well-being, you just don't feel right; always call your doctor to get the assurance and make you feel better.

OBGYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the warning signs during the second trimester of pregnancy that indicate that you should contact your doctor


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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.


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