Signs of Labour
Most women begin labour between 37 and 41 weeks of pregnancy. Because you do not know when you will go into labour, it is a good idea to be ready a few weeks before your due date.
Talk to your doctor or midwife about any special instructions that they have for you about when to go to the hospital.
When to go to the Hospital
Go to the hospital when any of these things happen:
Your contractions are regular and making you uncomfortable
You think your water has broken
You have bleeding from your vagina
There is a change in how often your baby is moving
You are concerned about yourself or your baby
Please call the hospital at 519-843-2010 ext. 40402 to let us know that you are coming to the hospital so we can prepare for your arrival.
DIAL 9-1-1 IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY
We will support you in labour to help you manage your pain.
We have different drug-free ways to help you cope. In addition we offer several medication options including nitrous oxide, narcotics and epidurals.
Thinking about your preferences and learning
about options prior to the onset of labour is a
Pain Management in Labour
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES MAY INCLUDE:
Heavy bleeding from your vagina
Fever, chills, dizziness, vomiting or bad headaches
You feel like your baby is coming now- or you feel like pushing
You feel something unusual in your vagina or between your legs- this may be the baby's head
Sudden or constant pain in your abdomen, or bad cramps, stomach pains that do not go away
Sudden or severe swelling of your feet, hands or face