Valerie Gommon Midwife’s Blog

When to contact the hospital

Posted on: May 21, 2009

If you are uncertain what to do always contact your own community midwife or Labour Ward for advice.

Before going into hospital ring Labour Ward/Delivery Suite and give your name, address, and information about why you are coming in and give your hospital number.  Always take your antenatal notes and any medication you regularly take.

Telephone for advice if:

  • Your baby is moving less than usual, or less than 10 movements in 12 hours.
  • Your contractions are perhaps every 5 minutes and lasting 45 seconds and feel strong.
  • Your waters break.
  • You are loosing fresh, bright red blood from the vagina (more than just a “show”).
  • You don’t feel “right” and feel that you would rather be in hospital.

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