Sometimes one of these signs will appear during the pregnancy. Familiarizing yourself with them is important for dealing with them correctly. 
However, it's important that you stay calm. We are here to help you. If you have a concern or a question, don't hesitate to call the delivery room at 972-2-6666555 or 972-2-6555555. We'll be happy to assist you at any time of the day or night.

Fetal movements:
As of week 25, count the fetus' movements three times a day - morning, noon and night. If you feel four movements or more in a 30 minute period, you can stop counting. If you counted less than four movements within 30 minutes, lie on your left side, drink something sweet and continue counting for up to four hours, if you felt more than ten movements during that time, you can stop counting. If you felts less than ten movements, or felt no movements at all, go to the hospital or to your HMO for further testing such as a monitor and an ultrasound scan. 
In general, if the number of movements drops significantly, or if the movements become weak compared to past movements, this should arouse suspicion. 
If you felt no movements in a period of four hours, go to the hospital for monitoring! Feel free to call the delivery room and we'll be happy to provide you with any advice. 

Bleeding:
If you notice any amount of bleeding before week 36, you should come directly to the hospital to explore the reason for the bleeding. 
Bleeding after week 36 requires attention, but is less urgent. 

Rupture of the amniotic sac:
In any case of a suspected rupture of the amniotic sac you should come directly to the delivery room! When the sac ruptures, fluids with a characterizing odor flow through the vagina without control. The amount of fluids varies, from a light drip to a several ounces and even a liter. 
The amniotic fluid's color is clear to milky. If the color is green or red this is a warning sign that the fetus might be in distress. 

Early contractions:
Pain that appears before week 36 in the lower abdomen that resembles menstruation pains and is suspected to be contractions requires attention. Don't wait for the pain to become stronger or to subside! Seek medical attention.
From week 36 onward you can wait until the appearance of regular contractions. 

Preeclampsia:
This disease can occur only in pregnant women and is characterized by high blood pressure, proteins in the urine and sometimes extreme headaches accompanied by blurred vision and pain in the epigastric region.
At any suspicion of preeclampsia seek medical attention immediately. 

The delivery rooms staff is at your service at any time. If you have concerns or worries, come to the delivery room or call us at 972-2-6666555 or 972-2-6555555.