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When should I go to the hospital to deliver a baby?

If you have a low-risk pregnancy, you should go to  the hospital once active labor has set in consistently. Always make sure you let your health care provider know what is going on.

You should go to the hospital to deliver a baby or to be evaluated when any of the following occurs:

  • You feel strong, regular contractions.
  • You notice a gush of clear fluid from the vagina.
  • You experience significant vaginal bleeding.
  • You sense decreased fetal movement.

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