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What Will Happen During Your Stay

What Will Happen During Your Stay

You made it to the hospital with everything and those contractions are kicking in. What next?

  • A monitor will be placed on your stomach to check your baby’s heart rate and your contractions.
  • A vaginal exam will be done to see if you are dilated and check if your water has broken.
  • An ultrasound may be done to check the position of your baby or to check how much fluid is around your baby.
  • If you are in early labor, the nurses may have you walk the halls for an hour or more; and then recheck your cervix.

At this time we can make further decisions about your care. You may continue to stay or be discharged home until a more active labor is established.