Delivery call advice
Phone number for the delivery: 06-28069584
No answer? Then call the on-call service of Zuidzorg: 040-2307975
These delivery call advices are valid from 37 weeks. If bleeding, contractions or loss of amniotic fluid occurs before 37 weeks, always call us immediately.
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.
Always call us in case of the below issues:
A little bit of slimy blood loss is normal. If, however, you have bright-red blood loss, more than a menstruation, let us know immediately.
If this is your first child you should call when the contractions occur an hour long every 3-4 minutes and last about 1 minute. If this is your second child or more, you should call when the contractions occur an hour long every 5 minutes or sooner if you believe that the delivery is proceeding quickly.
A ‘pre-call’ to let us know that the delivery might have started, so that we can prepare ourselves, is not necessary. We are available for deliveries 24 hours per day.
Loss of amniotic fluid:
Your water can break without you having contractions. In case your water breaks it is important that you look at the color of the amniotic fluid. This should be clear. However, sometimes the amniotic fluid has a green/brown color; in that case the baby defecated in the amniotic fluid.
Clear amniotic fluid:
During the day: let us know right away (until 10pm).
At night: you try to go to sleep and call us the next morning.
Green/brown amniotic fluid:
Call us immediately (day and night).
When the head of the baby is not engaged into the pelvis:
When the head of your baby is not engaged into the pelvis, it is important to lie down and call us immediately when you are loosing amniotic fluid. If this is the case, we will tell you during consultation hours.