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.