This advice is a general advice. I could be that, during consultation hours, we gave you more specific instructions for your personal situation.
Don’t ever hesitate to call us when you need us, when you have questions of when you are insecure about something. You can call us 24 hours a day. You never call in vain.
Important to know
Before 37 weeks
During the entire pregnancy: if you have questions or concerns, you can always call us.
Bleeding during pregnancy can have different reasons. You always have to call us if this happens.
A slight belly pain can be caused by the growth of the uterus. You can also have Braxton Hicks contractions, for example when you have been very busy. These kinds of aches will go away with rest en warmth (by taking a bath for example). Belly pain that doesn’t go away, keeps getting worse or when there is a certain rhythm to the pain (pain that comes and goes every few minutes), is a reason to contact us.
Loss of amniotic fluid
When you think you are losing amniotic fluid prior to 37 weeks, you have to call us, day and night. Try to save a sample of what you have lost (for example, your underwear) or try to catch some of the fluid.
Less movement of the baby
When you feel your baby moving less than you are used to, it is very important to contact us. During the weekend we also want you to contact us if this occurs.
Complaints that can indicate a high bloodpressure
Do you have a (severe) headache, blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, a feeling of thightness (belt around) in head or chest, pain in upper belly or between your shoulderblades or edema (swelling) of face, hand or feet? Then always contact us. These complaits can be an indication of a high bloodpressure.
If you have an itch, especially on the inside of your hands or on the soles of your feet, always let us know.