First child: If you have contractions for an hour, that start every 3 minutes and hold on for at least 60 seconds.

Second child: If you have contractions for an hour that start every 5 minutes and hold on for approximately 60 seconds.

When the membranes break:

  • Call at night, if the amniotic fluid is brown or green and/or if the head is not engaged yet.
  • Call in the morning, if the membranes break during nighttime and the fluid is clear sometimes with little flakes. Always try to catch some fluid and keep this so we can study it.

When you lose more blood than you would if you had your period. A little loss of blood with some slime is nothing to warn us for: it can belong to the process of delivery

Furthermore: call whenever you feel uncomfortable and anxious.