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Pregnancy FAQ's - Before | After

Please take a moment to look at some of our most frequently asked questions. Please remember these are just guidelines and in no way should be used in place of seeking advice from your or your baby's physician.

What supplies to bring when you are in labor.

  • Clothes for mom & baby
  • Shower supplies - hygiene supplies.  
  • Favorite Pillow, nursing bras
  • Snacks (for after labor)
  • Blankets to take baby home in
  • Car seat
  • Camera

When to come to the hospital

  • If you think your water breaks
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Decreased fetal movement
  • Regular Contractions

Is it true labor?

False Labor

True Labor

Regular Contractions

Regular Contractions

Decrease in frequency and intensity; longer intervals

Progressive frequency and intensity; closer intervals

Discomfort in lower abdomen and groin

Discomfort begins in back, radiating to abdomen

Activity has no effect or decreases contractions; disappear with sleep

Activity such as walking increases contractions; continue even when sleeping

No appreciable change in cervix

Progressive effacement and dilation of cervix

Sedation decreases or stops contractions

Sedation does not stop contractions

Show usually not present

Show usually present

How will I know if my water has broken?

If you think your water has broken please call your doctor or call 688-2200.
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