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Labor Precautions

If You Are Less Than 36 Weeks, go to the hospital if you have

Contractions – You have more than 6 contractions in an hour, even after you have rested and drank at least 16 ounces of water.

Vaginal Bleeding – You have bleeding requiring a pad.

Leaking Fluid – You have fluid leaking from your vagina, enough to soak a pad when you are walking around.

Decreased Fetal Movement – If you are not feeling your baby move, eat a snack and rest on your left side in a quiet room for one hour. If you still have not felt the baby move more than 6 times in that hour go to the hospital.

If You Are Over 36 Weeks, go to the hospital if you have

Contractions– You have strong and uncomfortable contractions you are unable to talk through (every 5 minutes for an hour if it is your first baby, or contractions every 7 minutes for an hour if you have had a baby before).

Vaginal Bleeding– You have heavy bleeding, similar to a heavy period, not just spotting.

Leaking Fluid– You have fluid leaking from your vagina, enough to soak a pad when walking around.

Decreased Fetal Movement– If you are not feeling your baby move, eat a snack and rest on your left side in a quiet room for one hour. If you still have not felt the baby move more than 6 times in that hour go to the hospital.

DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE OR THE HOSPITALGO DIRECTLY TO THE HOSPITAL - The hospital will contact us after you have been evaluated. IF YOU ARE STILL UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO AFTER READING THIS,PLEASE CALL (951) 677-4748

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