Your physicians at Metropolitan Ob/Gyn can be reached 24 hours a day. Please call the main office telephone number (303) 320-8499 day or night to speak with the physician on call.


Pregnancy warning signs

  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Persistent headache not relieved by Tylenol
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling or puffines (fluid retention), especially in the hands and face
  • Persistent, severe or sharp abdominal pain or cramping with or without nausea and vomiting
  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • 5 or more contractions in one hour
  • Leaking of amniotic fluid
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Unusual or severe discomfort
  • Fever > 100.5 F, especially associated with abdominal pain
  • Rhythmic back pain or pelvic pressure
  • Decrease in fetal movement (24 weeks or beyond)
  • How to do fetal kick counts
    • Go to a quiet place in your home or office that is without distractions
    • Drink a large glass of cold, sugary liquid
    • Wait for your baby to move (they do have sleep cycles too)
    • Once you feel a movement, start timing. You should feel 10 fetal movements (kicks, rolls, jabs…) in 2 hours
    • If you do, you can be reassured
    • If you do not, call our office immediately
    • Feeling that “something is wrong”, even if you are not sure why

Over 37 weeks (Am I in labor?)

  • Regular, painful contractions 5 minutes apart
  • Leaking of amniotic fluid
  • Vaginal bleeding. A small amount of blood tinged mucous is normal
  • Fever > 100.5 F, especially associated with abdominal pain
  • Decrease in fetal movement