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Warning Signs!

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Contact your LMC immediately if...

  • If you think your baby isn’t moving, movements have decreased noticeably or have dramatically increased for a time then ceased.
  • You are at home in labour and feel a sudden urge to “push”.
  • If you develop severe headaches with visual disturbances (black spots, flashing lights etc).
  • If you develop sudden sharp stomach/abdominal pains or cramps which are not contractions at any stage of your pregnancy, or suddenly feel unwell.

OR

If your waters break (take note of time and colour):

  • Four weeks or more before you baby is due.
  • The colour of the waters is not clear or pinkish.
  • The baby’s position is transverse.
  • You are having more than one baby.

OR

 
You experience contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • If you develop painful contractions four weeks or more before your baby is due. 
  • If you are unable to contact your LMC then phone Birthing Suite.
  • Try to time the contractions if you can.

OR

If you have bleeding 

  • Keep calm.
  • Put on a sanitary pad, keep any pads for your LMC to see.
  • If you are unable to contact your LMC then phone the Birthing Suite immediately, they will advise you what to do next.


 Contact your caregiver promptly if…

  • You have abdominal pain – regular or intermittent.
  • You think you have a urinary tract infection (frequency, pain, burning when passing urine or smelly urine).
  • You think your waters have broken. Wear a sanitary pad and note the time and colour of the waters.

 

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