Hey, I’m Catherine Bevan. I’m an OB-GYN from Fort Worth, Texas. And today I’m telling you a little bit about reasons that you might need to go to the hospital when you’re pregnant.
First and foremost is contractions. I usually tell patients if you’re feeling them very regularly and that they’re getting really intense and hard to talk through, those are probably contractions that you need to go in for, because they might be changing your cervix.
Your Water Just Broke
It might be super obvious with huge gush of fluid or it could be just constant trickling in amniotic fluid. If your water breaks, we want you to go in to get checked out. Because, if you’re not having contractions, it’ll put you at high risk for infection. Contractions mean – guess what – you’re going to be in labor soon.
Vaginal Bleeding is another very common reason to go to the hospital. You might have a little spotting after a cervical check or if you passed your mucus plug, but any bleeding beyond that, warrants an evaluation.
Decreased Fetal Movement
We want babies moving well. We know they’re happy when they’re moving. So if your baby’s not moving or not moving very well, go get checked out for potential decreased fetal movement.
There may be some other reasons to go into , of course. Talk to your provider. Let me know if you have questions.
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