Call your health care provider or midwife any time you are worried about yourself or your baby's well-being.
Health care providers differ in how to report that you are in labor. Your health care provider may want you to call the office any time of the day or night. Or, you may be asked to go to the hospital and have the hospital call when you are admitted.
If your health care provider doesn't return your call within 30 minutes, call the clinic again and have the answering service page your health care provider or have an on-call health care provider call you back.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
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Call your health care provider any time you think there is a problem.