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’ pregnancy and baby guide.
- The Royal College of Gynaecologists’ information on premature labour.
- The National Childbirth Trust’s guidelines on pregnancy symptoms.
We hope these links are helpful.
If you have any questions and would like to speak to us, please get in touch and we would be more than happy to help.