Signs of early labor
  
What to do if you think you're going into early labor
In this article

What to do if you think you're going into early labor


If you think you are going into early labor - if your waters break or if you start having contractions - you should contact your hospital or midwife straight away.  

Even if you're not sure, it's worth getting in touch with them!

Hopefully there will be someone around who can drive you to the hospital, but if not ask the hospital and they can send out an ambulance.

Once you're there, a team of people will be on hand to work out what to do. Don't be scared by the amount of attention, they're there to help you!

Normally, they will ask you some questions about how you are feeling and you'll get a full check-up, which might include a vaginal examination and an ultrasound scan.

If you're not in early labor, you should be allowed to go back home pretty pronto.


Parenting Editor
09/16/2012
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Signs of early labor
Don't miss...
7th episode: How to stay in shape while enjoying the company of your friendsWhat can you do with a watermelon to slim down your waist?
Interview with Eva Mendes: 2012 2nd episode: Marie shows you how to enjoy spending time with your little monsters while taking care of yourself...
Latest… 17/01/2017
Guides
Videos
What New Moms Can Expect During the First Month of Pregnancy
How to Determine the Sex of Your Baby & Why It Can Help You
The Final Stretch: Everything You Need to Know About the 7th Month of Pregnancy
Traveling while pregnant
See all Parenting guides
Video: Dr Chris Steele on preparing for pregnancy
See all Parenting videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...