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    Default I think I'm having a baby today. When do I call the hospital?

    So I had my bloody show yesterday and woke up this morning to what I thought were Braxton hicks. Over a few hours I noticed they were starting to hurt which has never happened this pregnancy.

    They are bad enough that I have to stop what I'm Doing and breathe through them. And last 30-60 seconds and about 7 minutes apart.

    When do I let the hospital know!? I want to labour at home as long as possible.

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    Default I think I'm having a baby today. When do I call the hospital?

    Ring them anytime they will help you through it all . Good luck !

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    Default I think I'm having a baby today. When do I call the hospital?

    Oooh! Exciting! You can ring them now and just let them know. Good luck!

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    Default Re: I think I'm having a baby today. When do I call the hospital?

    Call them whenever you want to reassure yourself and have a chat. How far from hospital are you? I lived 2klms away so I stayed home until my contractions were 2-3 minutes apart and I was starting to feel like I wanted to *settle in* rather than feeling like "when do I leave, how long do I stay" I felt like I needed to get that decision out of the way and surrender some of my care to someone else if that makes sense?

    But I also deeply knew I was not birthing in any hurry.

    But I still called the hospital a couple of times to assure myself.

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    I would ring the hospital out of courtesy but don't go until you are ready. It's nice for hospitals to gear up to make room or figure out logistics if they are overloaded.

    Good luck! Wishing you a safe and stress free labour.

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    For me that point was when I ran out of hot water at home.

    Give them a call and they will tell you when they want you to come in.

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    Default Re: I think I'm having a baby today. When do I call the hospital?

    call the hospital with any questions. they normally say when contractions are 3 to 4 mins apart.
    I called the hospital atleast 8 times when I was in labour lol.
    always call before you go to say your coming in so they can set up the room

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    Default I think I'm having a baby today. When do I call the hospital?

    We called a few hours before we went in. I stayed in the bath for 2-3 hours then went to the hospital.

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    Default I think I'm having a baby today. When do I call the hospital?

    I must be a bad patient - I didn't call until I was in the car on the way!

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    Oh how exciting! just wanted to say good luck!


 

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