If you think you’re ready to deliver and are in labor, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you experiencing 2-3 contractions within a 10 minute time span? (It may be helpful to have someone time how often these are occurring).
- Do you feel a gush of fluid or a trickle of liquid coming out of your vagina? This may be your waters breaking.
- Have you noticed any mucus or blood coming from your vagina?
- Do you feel pressure on your bladder or are you urinating frequently?
- Are you experiencing diarrhea/nausea/vomiting?
If the answer is ‘yes’ to some or all of the above, then you may be in labor. Please ask a friend or family member to drop you off at the emergency entrance of the WWRC (or the hospital you have been booked into for delivery), where our care team will further assess you.
If your labor has not yet sufficiently progressed and you are not ready to deliver in the near future, you will be either kept for observation or sent home with instructions.