Pregnancy and labour - when to come into hospital
Come into the hospital if:
- Your baby stops moving or you are concerned that your baby is moving much less than normal.
- You have:
- vaginal bleeding
- fever, chills or a temperature of more than 37.8ºC
- severe nausea and repeated vomiting
- persistent headaches that won't go away
- blurred vision, or spots before your eyes
- sharp pains in the abdomen (with or without bleeding)
- pain or burning when you pass urine
- irregular contractions at any time
- sudden swelling of your face, hands, ankles or fingers
- persistent itchy skin.
- Your waters break or if you have a constant clear watery vaginal discharge.
- You've had any trauma such as an assault, a car accident or a serious fall.
Contact your GP if:
- You have been exposed to rubella (German measles) or chickenpox.
- You have any other, less urgent concerns.
Contacting the hospital
If you are booked in at the Women's, you can call us on our switchboard number: (03) 8345 2000.