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Health Education provided by Parkhill Clinic for Women

L&D Classes For all of our obstetric patients, we have a labor and delivery class available every other Tuesday night. This includes a short informational video along with a Q & A with our intake nurse. Following the session will be a tour of the Womens & Infants Center birthing facilities at Washington Regional. Call for more information. Sign up today!

SIGNS of Miscarriage: Mild to severe back pain (often worse than normal menstrual cramps) Weight loss White-pink mucus True contractions (very painful happening every 5-20 minutes) Brown or bright red bleeding with or without cramps (20-30% of all pregnancies can experience some bleeding in early pregnancy, with about 50% of those resulting in normal pregnancies) Tissue with clot like material passing from the vagina Sudden decrease in signs of pregnancy Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

**If you have any of these symptoms please call a nurse for proper evaluation and treatment.

Warning Signs of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension: These signs and symptoms are sometimes linked to high blood pressure in pregnancy.

A sudden weight gain of more than 1 pound a day Edema (swelling) of the face and hands Severe or constant headaches Blurred vision or spots in front of the eyes Pain in the upper right part of the abdomen Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}

**If you notice any of these symptoms, you should call your doctor right away.

Braxton Hicks vs. Real Contractions

Braxton Hicks:

Irregular in intensity

Infrequent

Unpredictable

Non-rhythmic

More uncomfortable than painful (although
for some women Braxton Hicks can feel painful)

They do not increase in intensity, or frequency

They taper off and then disappear altogether

True Labor:

Contractions every 10 minutes or more than 5 contractions in an hour

Regular tightening or pain in your back or lower abdomen

Increasing pressure in the pelvis or vagina

Menstrual-like cramps Bleeding

Fluid leak

Flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

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*If you notice any of these symptoms, you should call your doctor right away.


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