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It's common to have concerns about what might be a problem when you're pregnant. Most pregnancies don't have any serious problems. But it's still important to know when to call your doctor, midwife, or nurse advice line if you have certain symptoms or signs of labour.
These are general suggestions. Your doctor or midwife may give you some more information about when to call.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor, midwife, or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor, midwife, or nurse advice line if:
If you have signs of labour at 37 weeks or more, your doctor or midwife may tell you to call when your labour becomes more active. Symptoms of active labour include:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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