For those affected

For those affected by Premature Birth

If you are experiencing any of the following signs of labour before 37 weeks of pregnancy:

  • a sudden breaking of waters – this could be a slow trickle or a sudden gush of clear or pinkish fluid
  • contractions that may present as backache or strong cramps
  • a frequent need to urinate nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • a feeling of pressure in the pelvis

You may be at risk of preterm labour.  Please call your local hospital or midwife straight away.

If you are concerned about preterm birth and would like to know more, please refer to the NHS information here. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/premature-early-labour.aspx

The Royal College of Gynaecologists has published the following information on premature labour https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/pi-premature-labour.pdf

The National Childbirth Trust has the following guidelines on pregnancy symptoms  https://www.nct.org.uk/pregnancy/pregnancy-symptoms-watch-out

We hope these links are helpful, but if you have any specific questions and would like to speak to us, please get in touch and we would be more than happy to help.