You Should Call Or Come To The Assessment/Triage Area:
- If your water has broken
- If you have any vaginal bleeding
- If you are concerned about yourself or your baby (i.e. concern about your baby’s movements)
- When your contractions are regular and uncomfortable
- If you are booked for induction by your doctor
- If you are booked for Rh Immunoglobulin testing
Together with your health care team, you will decide if you need to be admitted to the hospital. Many women go home from the assessment/triage area.
At Any Stage Of Your Pregnancy
These symptoms may appear at any time during your pregnancy. If you have any of these, report them to your doctor or midwife no matter what stage of your pregnancy you are in.
- Bright red bleeding from the vagina
- Leaking of fluid from the vagina
- Sudden swelling of the face and hands
- A severe headache
- Blurred vision
- Severe pain in your stomach area or side
- Fever and chills (temperature above 38.3ºC or 101ºF)
- Nausea and vomiting that continues
- Pain or a burning feeling when urinating (peeing)
- Motor vehicle accident or blow to the abdomen
- Uterine Contractions; Before 37 weeks, contractions may feel like backache or cramping. If contractions become regular, and you have more than 4 in an hour, it would be important to contact your health care provider. After 37 weeks, regular contractions (approx. every 5 min.) may be your first signs of labour.