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.
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.
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.
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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