Pregnancy - When to Call a Doctor
After 37 weeks of pregnancy,
call your doctor or midwife immediately or go the hospital if you:
- Have vaginal bleeding (for light spotting, you can call at any
time on the same day).
- Have had regular contractions for an hour. This means about 4 or
more in 20 minutes, or about 8 or more within 1 hour.
- Have a sudden release of fluid from the vagina.
- Notice that the baby has stopped moving or is moving much less
than normal. See
fetal movement counting for information on how to
check your baby's activity.
For more information about problems during pregnancy,
see the topic
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 10, 2010
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