There are five very important signs that mean you need to go the hospital. 

Go to the hospital when contractions start to be painful and close together (regularly at five minutes apart), unless you live a long distance from the hospital, in which case you should leave sooner. In any case, it’s always best to call your doctor to check when you should go to the hospital.

There are five very important signs that mean you need to go the hospital immediately:

  1. Your water breaks or you are leaking amniotic fluid and it is yellow/brown/greenish or bloody.
  2. Baby is less active than normal.
  3. You have vaginal bleeding (unless it's just bloody show), constant severe abdominal pain, or fever.
  4. Contractions before 37 weeks (not Braxton Hicks contractions).
  5. You have severe or persistent headaches, vision changes, intense pain or tenderness in your upper abdomen, or abnormal swelling. These are signs of preeclampsia.
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