When should I contact my provider?
Below are a few instances of when to contact your provider or the hospital:
- If your water breaks. It may be a big gush or small, continuous leaking of fluids.
- If you have “bloody show”. This is a pink or brown-tinged mucus discharge that is a signal your cervix is dilating and effacing (thinning). It’s also a sign you are headed towards labor, which could be hours or days. After a “bloody show”, you wait for your contractions to begin.
- If you are having contractions regularly. If your contractions are increasing in intensity and are happening in shorter periods of time, contact your provider or go to the hospital.
- If you haven’t felt fetal movement in several hours. Refer to the above question about counting movement.