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 at Parkville, the switchboard number is (03) 8345 2000

If you are booked at Sandringham hospital, the labour ward number is (03) 9076 1245

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